Nov 26, 2013

Subjective and Objective Poverty (Ethiopia)

In this paper we use panel data from urban Ethiopia spanning 15 years to investigate the trends, persistence and correlates of subjective and objective poverty. Ethiopia experienced rapid economic growth in recent years although growth was accompanied with double digit inflation rate. Descriptive statistics show that following economic growth, consumption poverty consistently declined while subjective poverty remained high (p. 10 of the draft).
That is from this paper by Yonas Alem, Gunnar Köhlin, & Jesper Stage. A draft is here

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