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Macroeconomic policy and poverty in Fiji

dc.contributor.authorAsafu-Adjaye, John
dc.contributor.authorPrasad, Biman Chand
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-30T06:28:59Z
dc.date.available2019-03-30T06:28:59Z
dc.date.created1998
dc.identifier.issn1834-9455 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0817-8038 (print)
dc.identifier.other131_macroeconomic.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/157516
dc.description.abstractFiji is generally considered to have a fairly equitable income distribution. Unlike other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, poverty is not considered to be a major problem. However, given Fiji?s poor economic performance in the last two decades, this notion of Fiji is increasingly being questioned. This study investigates the relationship between macroeconomic policy and poverty in Fiji, using data from two household income and expenditure surveys (1977 and 1990/91) combined with macroeconomic data. The results suggest that overall, poverty has increased as the government?s macroeconomic policy regime has deteriorated. There has been a differential impact on poverty in that the urban poor have become poorer, while the rural poor are no better off.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCrawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
dc.publisherAsia Pacific Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourcePacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 13 , No. 1, 1998
dc.titleMacroeconomic policy and poverty in Fiji
dc.typeJournal article
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.crawford.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)

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