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Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)

This paper proposes a new measure of growth in shared prosperity, based on shifts in population shares of different income groups over time. This measure complements the definition of shared prosperity recently proposed by the World Bank in which income growth of the bottom 40 percent is examined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7294 JUN 08, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F. Disclosed

Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)

Recent National Sample Surveys point to significant poverty reduction in India since 2004/05, with a marked acceleration between 2009/10 and 2011/12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7270 MAY 20, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F. Disclosed

Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)

Poverty estimates based on cross-section data provide static snapshots of poverty rates. Although a time series of cross-section data can offer some insights into poverty trends, it does not allow for an assessment of dynamics at the household level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7141 DEC 01, 2014

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Swinkels,Robertus A Disclosed

A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)

Although poverty reduction has been a mainstay of its work for decades, the World Bank has for the first time, committed to a specific poverty reduction target to guide its work. ... See More +

Publication 91350 OCT 08, 2014

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Kraay,Aart C.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Meyer,Christian Johannes; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer; Vakis,Renos; Wethli,Ruth Kyla Dolny Disclosed

Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)

Obtaining consistent estimates on poverty over time as well as monitoring poverty trends on a timely basis is a priority concern for policy makers. ... See More +

WPS7043 SEP 01, 2014

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)

Little research currently exists on a vulnerability line that distinguishes the poor population from the population that is not poor but that still faces significant risk of falling back into poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6944 JUN 01, 2014

Dang , Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F. Disclosed

2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam's remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges (English)

This report examines the lives of poor men, women, and children and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 74910 AUG 16, 2013

Badiani, Reena; Baulch, Bob; Brandt, Loren; Dat, Vu Hoang; Giang, Nguyen Tam; Gibson, John; Giles, John; Hinsdale, Ian; Hung, Pham; Kozel, Valerie; Lanjouw, Peter; Marra, Marleen; Ngoc, Vu Van; Phuong, Nguyen Thi; Schuler, Paul; Thang, Nguyen; Thanh, Hoang Xuan; Trung, Le Dang; Tung, Phung Duc; Viet Cuong, Nguyen; Vu, Linh Hoang; Wells-Dang, Andrew Vietnamese Disclosed

2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam's remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges : Bao cao danh gia ngheo Viet Nam 2012 : khoi dau tot, nhung chua phai da hoan thanh - thanh tuu an tuong cua Viet Nam trong giam ngheo va nhung thach thuc moi (Vietnamese)

This report examines the lives of poor men, women, and children and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 74910 AUG 16, 2013

Badiani, Reena; Baulch, Bob; Brandt, Loren; Dat, Vu Hoang; Giang, Nguyen Tam; Gibson, John; Giles, John; Hinsdale, Ian; Hung, Pham; Kozel, Valerie; Lanjouw, Peter; Marra, Marleen; Ngoc, Vu Van; Phuong, Nguyen Thi; Schuler, Paul; Thang, Nguyen; Thanh, Hoang Xuan; Trung, Le Dang; Tung, Phung Duc; Viet Cuong, Nguyen; Vu, Linh Hoang; Wells-Dang, Andrew English Disclosed

Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections (English)

Panel data conventionally underpin the analysis of poverty mobility over time. However, such data are not readily available for most developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6504 JUN 01, 2013

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F. Disclosed

Non-farm diversification, poverty, economic mobility and income inequality : a case study in village India (English)

This paper assembles data at the all-India level and for the village of Palanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to document the growing importance, and influence, of the non-farm sector in the rural economy between the early 1980s and late 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6451 MAY 01, 2013

Himanshu; Lanjouw, Peter; Murgai, Rinku; Stern, Nicholas Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firms' financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G. Disclosed

Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections : a three-country validation exercise (English)

This paper validates a recently proposed method to estimate intra-generational mobility through repeated cross-sectional surveys. The technique allows the creation of a "synthetic panel" -- done by predicting future or past household income using a set of simple modeling and error structure assumptions -- and thus permits the estimation of lower and upper bounds on directional mobility measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5916 DEC 01, 2011

Cruces, Guillermo; Lanjouw, Peter; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Perova, Elizaveta; Vakis, Renos; Viollaz, Mariana Disclosed

Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty : validation and applications (English)

Tracking poverty is predicated on the availability of comparable consumption data and reliable price deflators. However, regular series of strictly comparable data are only rarely available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5683 JUN 01, 2011

Christiaensen, Luc; Lanjouw, Peter; Luoto, Jill; Stifel, David 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

Poverty and social exclusion in India : Main report (English)

The report is organized around three chapters, in addition to this overview, each one dealing with an excluded group: Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and women. ... See More +

Publication 61314 APR 12, 2011

Das, Maitreyi Bordia; Rashid, Mansoora; Zagha, N. Roberto; Kapoor, Soumya; Murgai, Rinku; Nikitin, Denis; Badda, John Prakash; Cooper, Gertrude; Pradhan, Sujata; Talukdar, Tanusree; Hall, Gillette; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Burra, Neera; Desai, Sonalde; Noon, James; Vanneman, Reeve; Dubey, Amaresh; Iversen, Vegard; Kalwij, Adriaan; Kebede, Bereket; Verschoor, Arjan; Sharif, Iffath; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Johnson, Kiersten; Joddar, Pinaki; Lanjouw, Peter 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

Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements in and out of poverty (English)

Movements in and out of poverty are of core interest to both policymakers and economists. Yet the panel data needed to analyze such movements are rare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5550 JAN 01, 2011

Dang, Hai-Anh; Lanjouw, Peter; Luoto, Jill; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Poverty and social exclusion in India (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The report is organized around three chapters, in addition to this overview, each one dealing with an excluded group: Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and women. ... See More +

Publication 61314 JAN 01, 2011

Das, Maitreyi Bordia; Rashid, Mansoora; Zagha, N. Roberto; Kapoor, Soumya; Murgai, Rinku; Nikitin, Denis; Badda, John Prakash; Cooper, Gertrude; Pradhan, Sujata; Talukdar, Tanusree; Hall, Gillette; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Burra, Neera; Desai, Sonalde; Noon, James; Vanneman, Reeve; Dubey, Amaresh; Iversen, Vegard; Kalwij, Adriaan; Kebede, Bereket; Verschoor, Arjan; Sharif, Iffath; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Johnson, Kiersten; Joddar, Pinaki; Lanjouw, Peter Disclosed

Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries (English)

This paper provides evidence from eight developing countries of an inverse relationship between poverty and city size. Poverty is both more widespread and deeper in very small and small towns than in large or very large cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5508 DEC 01, 2010

Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter Disclosed

Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)

Standard approaches to decomposing how much group differences contribute to inequality rarely show significant between-group inequality, and are of limited use in comparing populations with different numbers of groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5337 JUN 01, 2010

Lanjouw, Peter; Rao, Vijayendra Disclosed

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Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7294 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 WPS7270 Policy Research Working Paper
Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7141 Policy Research Working Paper
A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91350 Publication
Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7043
Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6944 Policy Research Working Paper
2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam's remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges (English)
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AUG 16, 2013 74910 Poverty Assessment Vietnamese
2012 Vietnam poverty assessment : well begun, not yet done - Vietnam's remarkable progress on poverty reduction and the emerging challenges : Bao cao danh gia ngheo Viet Nam 2012 : khoi dau tot, nhung chua phai da hoan thanh - thanh tuu an tuong cua Viet Nam trong giam ngheo va nhung thach thuc moi (Vietnamese)
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AUG 16, 2013 74910 Poverty Assessment English
Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6504 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-farm diversification, poverty, economic mobility and income inequality : a case study in village India (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6451 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections : a three-country validation exercise (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5916 Policy Research Working Paper
Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty : validation and applications (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2011 WPS5683 Policy Research Working Paper
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data : Main report (English)
See More +
APR 13, 2011 57428 Publication
Poverty and social exclusion in India : Main report (English)
See More +
APR 12, 2011 61314 Publication
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 57428 Publication
Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements in and out of poverty (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 WPS5550 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and social exclusion in India (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 61314 Publication
Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2010 WPS5508 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting between-group inequality measurement : an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 WPS5337 Policy Research Working Paper