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Profil et corrélats de la pauvreté en République Centrafricaine en 2008 / Profile and Correlates of Poverty in the Central African Republic in 2008

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  • Prospere Backiny-Yetna
  • Quentin Wodon

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Ce papier présente un profil de base et une analyse des corrélats de la pauvreté en République Centrafricaine à partir des données de l’enquête centrafricaine pour le suivi-évaluation du bien-être réalisée en 2008 par l’Institut Centrafricain des Statistiques et des Etudes Economiques et sociales. Les estimations sont obtenues suivant l’approche du coût des besoins de base des ménages. La pauvreté affecte près des deux tiers de la population, particulièrement en milieu rural. Parmi les sous-groupes les plus touchés on peut noter les agriculteurs et les ménages dont le chef a un faible niveau d’instruction, ainsi que les ménages dont la taille est élevée. Les régions les moins touchées sont celles de la capitale Bangui et de l’Equateur. This paper presents a basic profile and analysis of the correlates of poverty in the Central African Republic using data from the Central African survey for the monitoring and evaluation of well-being conducted in 2008 by the Central African Institute of Statistics and Economic and Social Studies. The estimates of poverty are obtained following the cost of basic needs methodology. Poverty affects almost two thirds of the population, particularly in rural areas. Among the most affected subgroups are farmers and households whose head has a low level of education, and household with many members. The regions least affected are those of the capital Bangui and Ecuador.

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  • Prospere Backiny-Yetna & Quentin Wodon, 2010. "Profil et corrélats de la pauvreté en République Centrafricaine en 2008 / Profile and Correlates of Poverty in the Central African Republic in 2008," Perspective Afrique, Association Africaine pour les Sciences sociales, vol. 5(1-3), pages 1-28.
  • Handle: RePEc:paf:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:1-3:p:1-28
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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. Angel-Urdinola, Diego & Wodon, Quentin, 2007. "Assessing Absolute and Relative Poverty Trends with Limited Data in Cape Verde," MPRA Paper 11111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Datt, Gaurav & Ravallion, Martin, 1992. "Growth and redistribution components of changes in poverty measures : A decomposition with applications to Brazil and India in the 1980s," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 275-295, April.
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    Keywords

    Poverty; Central African Republic;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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