Author

Tomoki FUJII

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-revision 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 out method to have six components and provide empirical application to the Philippines for the period of 1985 to 2009.

Keywords

Economic growth, FGT measure, Inequality, Inflation, Poverty profile, Watts measure

Discipline

Economic Theory | Growth and Development | Income Distribution

Research Areas

Econometrics

Publisher

SMU Economic & Statistics Working Paper Series

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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