It is commonly believed that poverty in developing countries is a chronic structural phenomenon. Evidence from the small number of surveys conducted shows that many households move from poverty to wealth and back from one year to the next.
This collection assembles six country studies which use household panel data to examine the issue of poverty. One set - based on panel data from China, Ethiopia, Pakistan and South Africa - looks at short-run poverty dynamics. A second set, drawing on data from Chile and Zimbabwe examines determinants of long-term economic mobility over periods of 14 years or more.
|Economic mobility and poverty dynamics in developing countries|
|Vulnerability, seasonality and poverty in Ethiopia|
|Social capital and household welfare in South Africa, 1993-98|
|Is transient poverty different? Evidence for rural China|
|Simulating the impact of policy upon chronic and transitory poverty in rural Pakistan|
|Revisiting forever gained: income dynamics in the resettlement areas of Zimbabwe, 1983-96|
|Mixed fortunes: a study of poverty mobility among small farms households in Chile 1968-86|
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Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 2000
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