Publication Date

1994

Abstract

How does income distribution change with economic growth? I distinguish between two aspects of income distribution - poverty and inequality - and discuss how to measure each. I then review what data we would want and what data we have on changes in poverty and inequality in different countries. I conclude with suggestions on how to overcome some of the current data deficiencies.

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© Elsevier. Final version published as: Fields, G. S. (1994). Data for measuring poverty and inequality changes in the developing countries. Journal of Development Economics, 44(1), 87-102.
doi: 10.1016/0304-3878(94)00007-7
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Fields, G. S. (1994). Data for measuring poverty and inequality changes in the developing countries [Electronic version]. Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, ILR School site: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/articles/x