Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Albania: 2002-2005 Evidence
Università del Salento (Lecce) Department of Economics Working Paper No. 130/48
28 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2011
Date Written: February 1, 2010
This paper studies the distribution of well being and, specifically, the degree of poverty and deprivation experienced in Albania, making use of the 2002 and 2005 Living Standard Measurement Surveys (LSMS). The distributional analysis is performed by using both one-dimensional and multidimensional methodologies. In addition the paper analyzes the interplay between economic growth, inequality and poverty in Albania, in particular seeking to highlight the role of redistributive policies.
Keywords: poverty, inequality, growth, transition economy, social exclusion
JEL Classification: I32
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