Dynamic Poverty Decomposition Analysis: An Application to the Philippines

SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No.34-2012

49 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2012

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Tomoki Fujii

Singapore Management University - School of Economics

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Date Written: November 17, 2012

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new method of poverty decomposition. Our method remedies the shortcomings of existing methods and has some desirable properties such as time-reversion consistency and subperiod additivity. It integrates the existing methods of growth-redistribution decomposition and sector-based decomposition, because it allows us to decompose poverty change into growth and redistribution components for each group (e.g., regions or sectors) in the economy. We extend our method to have six components and provide an empirical application to the Philippines for the period of 1985 to 2009.

Keywords: economic growth, FGT measure, inequality, inflation, poverty profile, Watts measure

JEL Classification: I32, O10

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Tomoki, Dynamic Poverty Decomposition Analysis: An Application to the Philippines (November 17, 2012). SMU Economics & Statistics Working Paper No.34-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2178390 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2178390

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