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Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures (English)

This paper presents axiomatic arguments to make the case for distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures. The commonly-used counting measures violate the strong transfer axiom which requires regressive transfers to be unambiguously poverty-increasing and they are also invariant to changes in the distribution of a given set of deprivations amongst the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8346 FEB 20, 2018

Datt,Gaurav Disclosed

Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? (English)

Multidimensional poverty comparisons can be sensitive to the choice of welfare indicators, the weights assigned to the indicators, as well as the aggregate poverty measure used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8099 JUN 09, 2017

Datt,Gaurav Disclosed

Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification, and aggregation matter? (English)

Multidimensional poverty comparisons can be sensitive to the choice of welfare indicators, the weights assigned to the indicators, as well as the aggregate poverty measure used. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125698 JUN 01, 2017

Datt,Gaurav Disclosed

For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)

It is theoretically ambiguous whether growth of cities matters more to the rural poor than growth of towns. This paper empirically examines whether growth of India's secondary towns or big cities mattered more to recent rural poverty reduction, noting that data deficiencies have made this a difficult question to answer previously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7994 MAR 06, 2017

Gibson,John; Datt,Gaurav; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

For India’s rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)

It is theoretically ambiguous whether growth of cities matters more to the rural poor than growth of towns. This paper empirically examines whether growth of India’s secondary towns or big cities mattered more to recent rural poverty reduction, noting that data deficiencies have made this a difficult question to answer previously. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125650 MAR 01, 2017

Gibson,John; Datt,Gaurav; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of a newly-constructed data set of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7568 FEB 17, 2016

Datt,Gaurav; Ravallion,Martin; Murgai,Rinku Disclosed

Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of a newly-constructed data set of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125504 FEB 01, 2016

Datt,Gaurav; Ravallion,Martin; Murgai,Rinku Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms?; are the poverty effects of trade policies invisible? ... See More +

Publication 80517 JUN 01, 2011

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Verma, Monika; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt; Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym; Yilmazkuday, Hakan; Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel; Mont, Daniel; Cuong, Nguyen Viet Disclosed

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data : Main report (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 APR 13, 2011

Lanjouw, Peter; Murgai, Rinku; May, Ernesto; Zagha, N. Roberto; Pigato, Miria; Vishwanath, Tara; Yoshida, Nobuo; Rascon, Ericka; Das, Jishnu; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Das, Maitreyi; Kapoor, Soumya; Joddar, Pinaki; Jaison, Shiny; Soni, Rita; Sriram, Jyoti; Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Deaton, Angus; Himanshu; Dubey, Amaresh; Crost, Benjamin; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Dercon, Stefan; Krutikova, Sonya; Kapur, Davesh; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Hall, Gillett; Nikitin, Denis Disclosed

Has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms? (English)

The extent to which India's poor have benefited from the country's economic growth has long been debated. A new series of consumption-based poverty measures spanning 50 years, including a 15-year period after economic reforms began in earnest in the early 1990s, is used to examine that issue. ... See More +

Journal Article 81263 FEB 15, 2011

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin Disclosed

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 JAN 01, 2011

Lanjouw, Peter; Murgai, Rinku; May, Ernesto; Zagha, N. Roberto; Pigato, Miria; Vishwanath, Tara; Yoshida, Nobuo; Rascon, Ericka; Das, Jishnu; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Das, Maitreyi; Kapoor, Soumya; Joddar, Pinaki; Jaison, Shiny; Soni, Rita; Sriram, Jyoti; Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Deaton, Angus; Himanshu; Dubey, Amaresh; Crost, Benjamin; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Dercon, Stefan; Krutikova, Sonya; Kapur, Davesh; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Hall, Gillett; Nikitin, Denis Disclosed

Has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms ? (English)

The extent to which India's poor have benefited from the country’s economic growth has long been debated. This paper revisits the issues using a new series of consumption-based poverty measures spanning 50 years, and including a 15-year period after economic reforms began in earnest in the early 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5103 OCT 01, 2009

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Public expenditure and service delivery (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)

This report is the outcome of a study of public spending and service delivery issues in Papua New Guinea (PNG) undertaken as part of the work on the PNG Poverty Assessment. ... See More +

Working Paper 123970 JUN 30, 2004

Datt,Gaurav; Filmer,Deon P.; Parajuli,Dilip; Hwang, Vicky; Cumpa, Martín; Ackland,Robert J.; Walker,Thomas Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Public expenditure and service delivery : Main report (English)

This report is the outcome of a study of public spending and service delivery issues in Papua New Guinea (PNG) undertaken as part of the work on the PNG Poverty Assessment. ... See More +

Working Paper 123970 JUN 30, 2004

Datt,Gaurav; Filmer,Deon P.; Parajuli,Dilip; Hwang, Vicky; Cumpa, Martín; Ackland,Robert J.; Walker,Thomas Disclosed

Is India's economic growth leaving the poor behind? (English)

There has been much debate about how much India's poor have shared in the economic growth unleashed by economic reforms in the 1990s. The authors argue that India has probably maintained its 1980s rate of poverty reduction in the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2846 MAY 31, 2002

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin

Philippines an opportunity for renewed poverty reduction (English)

This report contains many policy recommendations which are recognized by the Government, but they cannot all be implemented at once. While the Government has made progress in addressing a number of these issues, a well phased and coordinated implementation plan is needed to build the momentum necessary to achieve the MTPDP growth and poverty reduction targets. ... See More +

Working Paper 41677 FEB 22, 2002

McKay, Lloyd; Balbosa, Joven; Brahmbhatt, Milan; Datt, Gaurav; Engelschalk, Michael; Ho, Teresa; Weist, Dana; Tria, Cheloy Disclosed

El Nino or El Peso? Crisis, poverty, and income distribution in the Philippines (English)

Using household survey data for 1998, the authors assess the distributional impact of the recent economic crisis in the Philippines. The results suggest that the impact of the crisis was modest, leading to a five percent reduction in average living standards, and a nine percent increase in the incidence of poverty - with larger increases indicated for the depth, and severity of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2466 OCT 31, 2000

Datt, Gaurav; Hoogeveen, Hans

When is growth pro-poor? Evidence from the diverse experiences of India's states (English)

The authors use 20 household surveys for India's 15 major states, spanning 1960-94, to study how initial conditions and the sectoral composition of economic growth interact to influence how much economic growth reduced poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2263 DEC 31, 1999

Ravallion, Martin; Datt, Gaurav

Poverty in India 1951-1944 : trends and decompositions (English)

The author constructs a new time series of poverty measures for both rural and urban India from 1951 to 1994. The results show that there was little progress in reducing poverty until the mid-1970s, and that there has been a marked downward trend since then. ... See More +

Working Paper 90036 AUG 01, 1997

Datt, Gaurav Disclosed

Some aspects of poverty in Sri Lanka : 1985-90 (English)

The authors characterize poverty in Sri Lanka, using data from two recent household surveys (for 1985-86 and 1990-91). Poverty rates in 1990-91 were highest in the rural sector and lowest in the estate sector, with the urban sector in between. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1738 MAR 31, 1997

Datt, Gaurav; Gunewardena, Dileni

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Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8346 Policy Research Working Paper
Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8099 Policy Research Working Paper
Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification, and aggregation matter? (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 125698 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7994 Policy Research Working Paper
For India’s rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 125650 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)
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FEB 17, 2016 WPS7568 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 125504 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 80517 Publication
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data : Main report (English)
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APR 13, 2011 57428 Publication
Has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms? (English)
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FEB 15, 2011 81263 Journal Article
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 57428 Publication
Has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5103 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Public expenditure and service delivery (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)
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JUN 30, 2004 123970 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Public expenditure and service delivery : Main report (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2004 123970 Working Paper
Is India's economic growth leaving the poor behind? (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2002 WPS2846 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines an opportunity for renewed poverty reduction (English)
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FEB 22, 2002 41677 Working Paper
El Nino or El Peso? Crisis, poverty, and income distribution in the Philippines (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 2000 WPS2466 Policy Research Working Paper
When is growth pro-poor? Evidence from the diverse experiences of India's states (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1999 WPS2263 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty in India 1951-1944 : trends and decompositions (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 1997 90036 Working Paper
Some aspects of poverty in Sri Lanka : 1985-90 (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1997 WPS1738 Policy Research Working Paper