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Economic Reforms and the Poor

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  • Strauss, Tove

    (Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

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    This paper analyzes the effects of economic reforms for different income groups. My interest is spurred by the international debate on the social consequences of reforms and the potential adverse effects on poverty in particular. I find that the poor are in general positively affected by trade reforms, inflationary control, and structural reforms, while government consumption reduction affects the poorest income quintile negatively. In countries having undertaken World Bank financed reforms actual income of the poor was higher than predicted. Moreover, as the impact of reforms was strongest on the poor, World Bank support appears to reduce income inequality.

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    Paper provided by Trade Union Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 164.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: 22 Dec 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:fiefwp:0164

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    Keywords: Economic reform; Poverty; Income distribution; the World Bank;

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    1. Strauss, Tove, 2000. "Structural Reforms, Uncertainty, and Private Investment," Working Paper Series, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research 165, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Arai, Mahmood & Skogman Thoursie, Peter, 2001. "Incentives and Selection in Cyclical Absenteeism," Working Paper Series, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research 167, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.

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