Data for Measuring Poverty and Inequality Changes in the Developing Countries
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Fields, Gary S.
How does income distribution change with economic growth? I distinguish between two aspects of income distribution - poverty and inequality - and discuss how to measure each. I then review what data we would want and what data we have on changes in poverty and inequality in different countries. I conclude with suggestions on how to overcome some of the current data deficiencies.
poverty; inequality; economic development
Required Publisher Statement: © Elsevier. Final version published as: Fields, G. S. (1994). Data for measuring poverty and inequality changes in the developing countries. Journal of Development Economics, 44(1), 87-102. doi: 10.1016/0304-3878(94)00007-7 Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.