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

See all articles by Camilla Mastromarco

Camilla Mastromarco

Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia - University of Salento (Lecce)

Vito Peragine

Università di Bari

Felice Russo

Universita di Lecce - Departmento of Scienze Economiche e Matematico-Statistiche

Laura Serlenga

Università degli Studi di Bari; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mastromarco, Camilla and Peragine, Vitorocco and Russo, Felice and Serlenga, Laura, Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Albania: 2002-2005 Evidence (February 1, 2010). Università del Salento (Lecce) Department of Economics Working Paper No. 130/48. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1734344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1734344

Camilla Mastromarco (Contact Author)

Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia - University of Salento (Lecce) ( email )

Ecotekne
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Lecce 73100
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Vitorocco Peragine

Università di Bari ( email )

Piazza Cesare Battisti 1
Bari, Taranto 70121
Italy

Felice Russo

Universita di Lecce - Departmento of Scienze Economiche e Matematico-Statistiche ( email )

Lecce 73100
Italy

Laura Serlenga

Università degli Studi di Bari ( email )

Piazza Umberto I
Bari, 70121
Italy

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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