Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new method of poverty decomposition. Our method remedies the shortcomings of existing methods and has some desirable properties such as time-reversion consistency and subperiod additivity. It integrates the existing methods of growth-redistribution decomposition and sector-based decomposition, because it allows us to decompose poverty change into growth and redistribution components for each group (e.g. regions or sectors) in the economy. We extend our method to have six components and provide an empirical application to the Philippines for the period 1985-2009.

Keywords

economic growth, FGT measure, inequality, inflation, poverty profile, Watts measure, Philippines

Discipline

Economics | Growth and Development

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

Issue

34

First Page

1

Last Page

47

Publisher

Singapore Management University, School of Economics

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2178390

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