Global Relative Poverty
AbstractThe paper provides estimates of global relative poverty trends from 1970 onwards. Relative poverty is shown to have decreased significantly, but at the same time there has been a worsening poverty outcome among up to one billion of the world''s poorest citizens. The paper also proposes a straightforward method for dividing an income distribution into classes of poor, rich, and middle-class.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/93.
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2009
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2009-05-23 (Development)
- NEP-HAP-2009-05-23 (Economics of Happiness)
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