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Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth: The case of Thailand

Warr, Peter

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Thailand has recently experienced a prolonged economic boom followed by a collapse. During the boom the incidence of absolute poverty fell dramatically but relative inequality increased. Tlie collapse of 1997 had the reverse effects. The poor initially became significantly worse off in an absolute sense but proportionately less so than the rich. Inequality thus declined. TJje significance of these events depends on a fundamental question: does the welfare of the poor depend on their absolute...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWarr, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:28:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0021-9096
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/74386
dc.description.abstractThailand has recently experienced a prolonged economic boom followed by a collapse. During the boom the incidence of absolute poverty fell dramatically but relative inequality increased. Tlie collapse of 1997 had the reverse effects. The poor initially became significantly worse off in an absolute sense but proportionately less so than the rich. Inequality thus declined. TJje significance of these events depends on a fundamental question: does the welfare of the poor depend on their absolute standard of living, as reflected in measures of poverty incidence, or on their position relative to the rich, as reflected in measures of inequality?
dc.publisherde Sitter Publications
dc.sourceJournal of Asian and African Studies
dc.titlePoverty, Inequality and Economic Growth: The case of Thailand
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume37
dc.date.issued2002
local.identifier.absfor140219 - Welfare Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub4096
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWarr, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage113
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage127
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T08:42:06Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33749211282
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