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Concepts and Operationalization of Pro-Poor Growth

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    Growth that reduces poverty is often considered pro-poor regardless of whether the poor benefit from it more than the non-poor. Such growth could simply be termed poverty-reducing growth. This paper argues that for growth to be pro-poor it should dispropo

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number wp2010-47.

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    Date of creation: 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2010-47

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    Keywords: pro-poor; growth; income; inequality; poverty decomposition; Honduras;

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