Poverty, economic growth, and average exit time

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Abstract

A simple transformation of the Watts poverty index yields a "meaningful" measure with appealing ordinal properties and a natural interpretation in terms of the potential for economic growth to alleviate poverty. The index is illustrated with data from Bangladesh and Bolivia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume59
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1998

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Economic growth
Poverty
Exit
Bolivia
Bangladesh

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Economic growth
  • I32
  • O12
  • Poverty measurement
  • Watts poverty measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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Poverty, economic growth, and average exit time. / Morduch, Jonathan.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.06.1998, p. 385-390.

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