Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction: Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research
29 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2006
Date Written: September 2001
This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 100 countries during 1975-98 is presented, and its association with macroeconomic factors is explored. Several potential avenues for future research are also outlined.
Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, poverty, income distribution, IMF
JEL Classification: E61, F41, I32, O57
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