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Inequality and the growth-poverty nexus: specification empirics using African data

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  • Augustin Kwasi Fosu

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Applying analysis-of-covariance to 1990s African data, the study finds the impact of growth as a decreasing function of inequality and a poverty-growth elasticity range of 0.02-0.68 across the sample of countries.

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  • Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2008. "Inequality and the growth-poverty nexus: specification empirics using African data," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(7), pages 563-566.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:7:p:563-566
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850600706669
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