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On pro-poor growth and the measurement of convergence


  • Nissanov, Zoya
  • Silber, Jacques


This paper suggests decomposing the [beta] coefficient of a [beta]-convergence analysis into three components, two of them checking whether there was [sigma]-convergence and whether "pure mobility" was pro-poor. It appears that during the 1983-1995 period growth in Israel was pro-poor.

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  • Nissanov, Zoya & Silber, Jacques, 2009. "On pro-poor growth and the measurement of convergence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(3), pages 270-272, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:3:p:270-272

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    1. Deutsch, Joseph & Silber, Jacques, 2011. "On various ways of measuring pro-poor growth," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 5, pages 1-57.
    2. Suman Seth & Gaston Yalonetzky, 2016. "Has the world converged? A robust analysis of non-monetary bounded indicators," Working Papers 398, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    3. Shatakshee Dhongde & Jacques Silber, 2016. "On distributional change, pro-poor growth and convergence," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 14(3), pages 249-267, September.
    4. repec:eee:quaeco:v:64:y:2017:i:c:p:82-93 is not listed on IDEAS


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