Replication data for: Why Don't We See Poverty Convergence?
- Ravallion, Martin
AbstractAverage living standards are converging among developing countries and faster growing economies see more progress against poverty. Yet we do not find poverty convergence; countries starting with higher poverty rates do not see higher proportionate rates of poverty reduction. The paper tries to explain why. Analysis of a new dataset suggests that, at given mean consumption, high initial poverty has an adverse effect on consumption growth and also makes growth less poverty-reducing. Thus, for many poor countries, the growth advantage of starting out with a low mean is lost due to a high incidence of poverty. (JEL D63, I31, I32, O15)
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.1.504 (Text)
Ravallion, Martin. “Why Don’t We See Poverty Convergence?” American Economic Review 102, no. 1 (February 2012): 504–23. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.1.504.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.102.1.504 (DOI)
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