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What is Pro-poor Growth?

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  • Pernia, Ernesto
  • Kakwani, Nanak

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This paper attempts to explain the concept of pro-poor growth, and argues that it represents a major departure from the “trickle-down” phenomenon. It proposes a new indicator—the pro-poor growth index—that measures the degree to which growth can be considered to be pro-poor. The new indicator is used to analyze the nature of economic growth in three countries, namely, Lao PDR, Thailand and Korea.

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  • Pernia, Ernesto & Kakwani, Nanak, 2000. "What is Pro-poor Growth?," MPRA Paper 104987, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Pro-poor Growth Economic Growth Poverty Reduction Equity and Efficiency Trade-off Lao DPR Thailand Korea;

    JEL classification:

    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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