Poverty Reduction and Growth Interactions: What Can Be Learned from the Syrian Experience?
AbstractThe aim of this article is to analyse in depth the interactions of growth and poverty in Syria, which undertook reforms to reduce the government's involvement in the economy. During the 1996â2004 period, growth was pro-poor in âweak absoluteâ terms but not in either relative or âstrong absoluteâ terms, owing to the increase in inequality. This can be explained partly by tax policies, but also by an unequal distribution of investment at the regional level. There was also a widening of the gap between urban and rural areas, mainly owing to a pattern of growth in which oil played an increasing role and agriculture a decreasing one. Agricultural and land-policy reforms could have had a negative impact on poverty, despite their positive effect on productivity.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
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- Anda Mariana David & Mohamed Ali Marouani, 2010. "Poverty reduction and growth interactions: what can be learned from the Syrian experience ?," Working Papers DT/2010/06, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
- David, Anda Mariana & Marouani, Mohamed Ali, 2012. "Poverty Reduction and Growth Interactions: What Can Be Learned From the Syrian Experience?," Open Access publications from UniversitÃ© Paris-Dauphine urn:hdl:123456789/4543, Université Paris-Dauphine.
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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