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Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

Effects of Wildlife Resources on Community Welfare: Income, Poverty and Inequality

Herbert Ntuli and Edwin Muchapndwa
This paper demonstrates the importance of wildlife in the portfolio of environmental income in the livelihoods of poor rural communities living adjacent to a national park. The results show that wealthier households consumed more wildlife products in total than relatively poor households. However,...
Oct 2015
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Heights and Development in a Cash-Crop Colony: Living Standards in Ghana, 1870-1980

Alexander Moradi, Gareth Austin and Jorg Baten
While Ghana is a classic case of economic growth in an agricultural‐export colony, scholars have queried whether it was sustained, and how far its benefits were widely distributed, socially and regionally. Using height as a measure of human well‐being we explore the evolution of living standards...
Jan 2013
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What are the Distributional Implications of Halving Poverty in South Africa when Growth Alone is not Enough?

Fiona Tregenna
The South African government has set a target of halving poverty by 2014. Using microdata from the 2005/6 Income and Expenditure Survey, this article frames government’s stated target of halving poverty by 2014 in terms of specific measures of the poverty gap and poverty headcount ratio. With the...
Apr 2011
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