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Analyse de la robustesse et de la vulnérabilité à la pauvreté en RDC
[Analysis of the robustness and the vulnerability to poverty in DRC]


  • Izu, Akhenaton


The major concern for this paper is to show that in spite of the fall of the incidence of poverty between 2005 and 2012, the households remain candidates with poverty in the future following their great vulnerability. The analysis of the robustness of poverty and the vulnerability to poverty required the confrontation of several approaches of the wellbeing. It follows of these approaches which as well rural households as the urban households are prone to a strong vulnerability with poverty: in rural environment, the borrowing rate of poverty is established to 47,3%, the rate of entry rises to 52,75% while the borrowing rate of poverty is established to 51,85% and the rate of entry rises to 50,5% in urban environment. The rural households are slightly more vulnerable to poverty than the urban households and the poverty of the households forwards from generation to generation and does not result from the isolated events, it is thus chronic.

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  • Izu, Akhenaton, 2016. "Analyse de la robustesse et de la vulnérabilité à la pauvreté en RDC [Analysis of the robustness and the vulnerability to poverty in DRC]," MPRA Paper 74749, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 21 Sep 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:74749

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    Vulnerability; Chronic poverty; Inequalities;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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