UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Measuring Pro-poor Growth

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AUTHOR Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
ORGANIZATION World Bank
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2001
TOPIC Child poverty and disparities
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

We measure the rate of pro-poor growth by the mean growth rate of the poor, which equals the rate of change in the Watts index of poverty normalized by the headcount index. Examples are given using data for China during the 1990s. 

 


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