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Pro-Poor Growth Measurements in a Multidimensional Model: A Comparative Approach

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  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

    () (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Jean Bosco Ki

    () (UNESCO YAOUNDE)

  • Caroline Ménard

    () (Agriculture Canada)

Abstract

We broaden the analysis of pro-poor growth in monetary terms to include non-monetary dimensions of poverty and to compare the results obtained from both indicators, namely consumer expenditures and a composite poverty indicator. In addition, we use several pro-poor growth measurements to see in what proportion their results converged or diverged in order to determine whether it was possible to extrapolate a course of action intended to assist the decision-maker in coming to a decision. Lastly, we chose to conduct this analysis in three geographical areas of Senegal (Dakar, other urban centres and the rural zone) from 1994/95 to 2001/02. We demonstrated the importance of conducting a multidimensional analysis of pro-poor growth. This is even more true when analyses are conducted on population sub-groups.

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  • Dorothée Boccanfuso & Jean Bosco Ki & Caroline Ménard, 2009. "Pro-Poor Growth Measurements in a Multidimensional Model: A Comparative Approach," Cahiers de recherche 09-22, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    1. José V. Gallegos & Gaston Yalonetzky, 2015. "Robust ``pro-poorest'' poverty reduction with counting measures: The anonymous case," Working Papers 361, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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    Keywords

    Multidimensional poverty; pro-poor growth; measurement of poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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