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Economic Reform, Growth and the Poor: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.

Abstract:

A new decomposition of poverty changes is developed to analyse the determinants of poverty changes during a period of economic reform (1989-1995) in villages in Ethiopia. Poverty fell substantially, but with diverse experiences across villages. Shocks mattered, but the main factors driving consumption changes were relative prices changes, resulting in changes in the returns to land, labour, human capital and location. The experience of the poor is mixed: one group of the poor in 1989, with re...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics
Volume:
81
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:9a4d66d3-d8b6-4e37-acec-49666675363e
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10859
Language:
English

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