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Pauvreté au Libéria : Niveau, profil, et corrélats en 2007
[Poverty in Liberia: Level, Profile, and Correlates in 2007]

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  • Backiny-Yetna, Prospère
  • Wodon, Quentin
  • Mungai, Rose
  • Tsimpo, Clarence

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To help prepare Liberia’s poverty reduction strategy, a CWIQ (Core Welfare Indicator Questionnaire) household survey was conducted by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Informational Services. This article is based on an analysis of this survey to estimate the level of poverty and vulnerability in the country, provide a profile of poverty, and analyze the correlates of consumption and poverty at the household level. It is estimated that slightly less than two-thirds of the population (63.8 percent) are living in poverty. If the growth trend observed recently were to continue, poverty could be reduced significantly by 2015. In terms of the profile and correlates of poverty, as might be expected, consumption levels and the probability of being poor vary significantly according to households characteristics such as geographical location, the level of education and the employment of the household head or the spouse, and the size of the household.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34415.

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  1. Christiaensen, Luc & Scott, Christopher & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Poverty Measurement and Analysis," MPRA Paper 45362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Wodon, Quentin, 2007. "Using Simple Cross-country Comparisons to Guide Measurement: Poverty in the CFA Franc Zone," MPRA Paper 10482, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. James D. Fearon & Macartan Humphreys & Jeremy M. Weinstein, 2009. "Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-conflict Liberia," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 287-91, May.
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