Working Papers in Economics
The persistence of urban poverty in Ethiopia: A tale of two measurements
() and Abebe Shimeles
Abstract: This paper investigates dynamics of poverty in urban
Ethiopia using both subjective and objective definitions of poverty. The
two sets of estimates of persistence and recurrence of poverty are similar,
suggesting that consumption-based mobility estimates are not seriously
distorted by measurement error.
Keywords: Subjective poverty; poverty spells; state dependence; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I32; (follow links to similar papers)
12 pages, January 8, 2008
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