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BlogPoverty and wellbeing in Mozambique
The gains have been substantial and have occurred in both rural and urban zones...Consumption (Economics) Poverty
Working PaperA review of consumption poverty estimation for Mozambique
We broadly review the challenges encountered and choices made in the national assessments of consumption poverty using the 1996/97, 2002/03, and 2008/09 budget surveys...Consumption (Economics) Poverty
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Working PaperKeep it real: Measuring real inequality using survey data from developing countries
This paper investigates how two effects drive wedges between nominal and real inequality estimates...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Measurement (Poverty)
VideoProgress in Data and Measurement
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1Database Inequality Health
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3Expenditures, Public Children Malnutrition
Working PaperIncome and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system
This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Working PaperInequality of Opportunity During the Great Recession in Uganda
The paper proposes an analysis of the recent distributional dynamics in Uganda...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperGrowth and Inequality in the Distribution of India’s Consumption Expenditure: 1983 to 2009-10
This paper undertakes an assessment of the evolution of inequality in the distribution of consumption expenditure in India over the last quarter-century, from 1983 to 2009-10, employing data available in the quinquennial ‘thick’ surveys o...Consumption (Economics) Economic development Equality and inequality
Journal ArticleIntergenerational Mobility and Interpersonal Inequality in an African Economy
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsConsumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Working PaperSavings By and For the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda
The poor can and do save, but often use formal or informal instruments that have high risk, high cost, and limited functionality. This could lead to undersaving compared to a world without market or behavioural frictions...Banks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Journal ArticleSavings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsBanks and banking Choice Consumption (Economics)
Working PaperForeign Aid, Public Sector and Private Consumption: a Cointegrated Vector Autoregressive Approach
This paper employs a cointegrated vector autoregressive model to assess the growth effect of aid in Uganda over the period 1972-2008...Consumption (Economics) Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development)
Working PaperThe (Declining) Role of Households in Sustaining China's Economy: Structural Path Analysis for 1997-2007
Current explanations for private consumption’s diminished role in China focus on the expansion of exports and investments. Using structural path analysis, we find additional contributing factors...Consumption (Economics) Households Regional economics
BlogMeasuring Poverty Over Time
Luc Christiaensen and Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen If a person suddenly becomes poor, for example, due to an unexpected death or illness in the family, they will have a rather different experience and understanding of poverty than someone who has been i...Children Consumption (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)