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Journal ArticleThe Individual Poverty Incidence of Growth
The canonical approach to analyse the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Research BriefA game of snakes and ladders with loaded dice: Socioeconomic class and poverty in South Africa
South Africa is often cited as the most unequal economy in the world...Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working PaperThe individual poverty incidence of growth
The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Working PaperSnakes and ladders and loaded dice: Poverty dynamics and inequality in South Africa, 2008–2017
Longitudinal surveys can give insight into economic mobility, which allows us to understand how markers of (dis)advantage are consequential in determining material conditions in the present, and how these markers structure economic opportunity over t...Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working PaperCausal pluralism and mixed methods in the analysis of poverty dynamics
This paper examines the relationship between poverty dynamics, causal pluralism, and mixed method research approaches...Poverty Dynamics Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
ProjectFrontiers of poverty analysis
The aim of this project is to take stock of the often overlooked options now available to researchers at the frontiers of poverty analysis and to illustrate their use in developing country contexts. The main project activity will be an international...Poverty Inequality and Well-being Chronic Poverty