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Is Poverty in Africa Mostly Chronic or Transient? : Evidence from Synthetic Panel Data

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Dang, Hai-Anh H.
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Dabalen, Andrew L.
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2017-04-26T21:53:27Z
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2017-04-26T21:53:27Z
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2017-04
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2021-06-08T14:42:45Z
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Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this process, the analysis employs repeated cross sections that span, on average, a six-year period for each country. The analysis suggests that all these countries as a whole have had pro-poor growth. One-third of the poor population escaped poverty during the studied period, which is larger than the proportion of the population that fell into poverty in the same period. The region also saw a 9 percent reduction in poverty and a 28 percent increase in the size of the middle class. However, chronic poverty remains high, and a considerable proportion of the population is vulnerable to falling into poverty. There is some limited evidence that most resource-rich and middle-income countries have more upward mobility than downward mobility. Post-secondary education is especially strongly associated with higher upward mobility and less downward mobility, which holds to some extent for female-headed and urban households.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/172891492703250779/Is-Poverty-in-Africa-mostly-chronic-or-transient-evidence-from-synthetic-panel-data
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26471
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8033
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
CHRONIC POVERTY
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WELFARE DYNAMICS
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VULNERABILITY
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MIDDLE CLASS
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PRO-POOR GROWTH
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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SYNTHETIC PANEL
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UPWARD MOBILITY
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Is Poverty in Africa Mostly Chronic or Transient?
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Evidence from Synthetic Panel Data
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Working Paper
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okr.crossref.title
Is Poverty in Africa Mostly Chronic Or Transient? Evidence from Synthetic Panel Data
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2017-04-20
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/172891492703250779/Is-Poverty-in-Africa-mostly-chronic-or-transient-evidence-from-synthetic-panel-data
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8033
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090224b084ae9604_2_0
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27377699
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WPS8033
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/172891492703250779/pdf/WPS8033.pdf
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Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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172891492703250779
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Poverty Reduction :: Moving Out Of Poverty
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
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Poverty Reduction :: Pro-Poor Growth
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Poverty and Equity Global Practice Group and the Development Data Group

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