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Monetary versus non-monetary pro-poor growth: Evidence from rural Ethiopia between 2004 and 2009

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  • Kacem, Rami Ben Haj
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    The aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the pro-poor growth measurement techniques using monetary versus non-monetary indicators. In this context, an alternative method for introducing non-monetary indicators into monetary pro-poor growth analysis is presented. The method is based on the definition of a Conditional Growth Incidence Curve for each group of households with a common selected non-monetary characteristic. Additional information provided by the Conditional Growth Incidence Curve is useful for a more detailed pro-poor growth analysis. Empirical illustration using data from rural Ethiopia between 2004 and 2009 shows the utility and the limits of each measurement technique. --

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    Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2012-62.

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    Keywords: pro-poor growth; multidimensionality of poverty; growth incidence curve;

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