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The persistence of urban poverty in Ethiopia: A tale of two measurements

  • Bigsten, Arne

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Shimeles, Abebe

    ()

    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

This paper investigates dynamics of poverty in urban Ethiopia using both subjective and objective definitions of poverty. The two sets of estimates of persistence and recurrence of poverty are similar, suggesting that consumption-based mobility estimates are not seriously distorted by measurement error.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 283.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 08 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0283
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  4. Rendtel, Ulrich & Langeheine, Rolf & Berntsen, Roland, 1998. "The Estimation of Poverty Dynamics Using Different Measurements of Household Income," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 44(1), pages 81-98, March.
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