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Elasticity of Urban Poverty with Respect to Growth and Distribution: Panel Data Analysis

Abstract: 

Four years urban household survey data collected from seven urban centers by the department of economics of Addis Ababa university and the department of economics of got berg university of Sweden are used to analyze the elasticity of urban poverty with respect to growth and distribution econometric model employed for panel data analysis indicated the urban poverty is more elastic to distribution than growth and it is homogenous in time and space. For effective and quick results in urban poverty reduction, the paper suggests that policies and strategies reoriented to enhance equity in long-term is appropriate in the context of increasing income disparities between poor and non- poor in Ethiopia

Corporate Author: 
Alemayehu Seyoum ... [et al.] (editor)
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Poverty reduction - Urban

Secondary Descriptor: 

income distribution

Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Urbanization
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2005
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
III
Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:05:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:00
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy