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Pro-poor Growth

Warr, Peter


Pro-poor growth is often advocated but seldom defined. Some proposed definitions and associated measures are reviewed in this paper. Much of this literature stresses the importance of reducing economic inequality. A basic source of confusion is whether inequality reduction is desired as a means for reducing poverty or as an end in itself. This paper argues that if it is the former, as is usually said, the pro-poor growth literature tends to overstate the importance of reducing inequality, or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8411.2005.00165.x


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