Actual exit time from poverty

  • Juan Carlos Chávez Universidad de Guanajuato
Keywords: poverty measurement, actual exit time, minimum neccessary growth rate
JEL Classification: I32, O10, D31

Abstract

We develop a methodology to estimate the actual exit time from poverty and the minimum necessary growth rate to eradicate it in a predetermined period of time without assuming distributionally neutral income growth. We compare the exit time for the average poor (Kanbur, 1987) and the average exit time (Morduch, 1998) with the actual exit time in terms of their sensitivity to the distribution of income below the poverty line. The methodology is applied to rural areas in Mexico.

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Published
01-01-2009
How to Cite
ChávezJ. (2009). Actual exit time from poverty. Estudios Económicos, 35-47. https://doi.org/10.24201/ee.v0i0.377
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