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What has happened to the urban population in Côte d'Ivoire since the eighties? An analysis of monetary poverty and deprivation over 15 years of household data

  • Mesplé-Somps, Sandrine
  • Guénard, Charlotte
  • Grimm, Michael

This article investigates the evolution of urban poverty in its various dimensions in Côte d'Ivoire since the eighties. The robustness of the results is checked using dominance criteria. An econometric analysis of the determinants of poverty complements the analysis. The study shows that the dynamic of poverty in terms of existence conditions can significantly differ from that of monetary poverty. As was the case in the eighties, monetary poverty increased strongly in the nineties in spite of a return to sustained growth following the devaluation of the CFA Franc. Poverty in terms of existence conditions raised less before the adjustment and even decreased afterwards.

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Date of creation: Jun 2002
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Publication status: Published in World Development, 2002, Vol. 30, no. 6. pp. 1073-1095.Length: 22 pages
Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/4692
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