Short summary:

The impact of growth on poverty is better understood when taking into account income dynamics. We use an ‘intertemporal pro-poorness’ formulation that accounts separately for the benefit of “mobility as equalizer” and the social variability cost of poverty transiency. Several decompositions are proposed to measure the importance of each of these impacts of growth on the pro-poorness of distributional changes. The framework is applied to panel data on 23 European countries drawn from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey.

Publication Authors: Florent Bresson, Jean-Yves Duclos and Flaviana Palmisano
Number: 15-14
Year: 2015