Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH   WINTER 2007 , Volume - , Number 29; Page(s) 113 To 141.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH ON POVERTY AND INCOME INEQUALITY: MEASUREMENT OF PRO-POOR GROWTH IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS OF IRAN

 
Author(s):  PIRAEI KH.*, GHANAATIAN A.
 
* SHIRAZ ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Economic growth and poverty alleviation have been among the most important government policies in Iran for the past three decades. This paper examines the effect of economic growth on the poverty reduction in Iran using various methodologies and approaches for the period 1995-2003Main findings of the paper show that poverty incidence in urban and rural areas of Iran has declined, however, the intensity of poverty has declined in urban, but increased in rural areas. Furthermore, measurements of indices such as the poverty incidence" poverty-growth curves, and the poverty equivalent growth indicate that economic growth in most years has been weakly pro-poor in both urban and rural areas, confirming the trickledown effect of growth.

 
Keyword(s): POVERTY ALLEVIATION, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INEQUALITY, PRO-POOR GROWTH, POVERTY INCIDENCE CURVE, POVERTY-GROWTH CURVE, POVERTY EQUIVALENT GROWTH, TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT
 
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