Title

Dynamic Poverty Decomposition Analysis: An Application to the Philippines

Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

2-2014

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 the change in poverty into growth and redistribution components for each group (e.g., regions or sectors) in the economy. We extend our method to include six components and provide an empirical application to the Philippines for the period 1985–2009.

Discipline

Economics | Growth and Development

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

Issue

466

First Page

1

Last Page

35

Publisher

Asian Development Bank Institute

City or Country

Tokyo

Additional URL

http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/154287/adbi-wp466.pdf