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Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition

Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition »

Source: Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition

Volume/Issue: 1999/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Michael Keane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451843101

Keywords: household income, income data, nondurable consumption, income inequality, income distribution

This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that income inequality in Poland increased substantially following the economic transition in 1989–90. The results, based on micro data from the 1985–92 H...

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Source: Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion »

Source: Financial Inclusion : Can it Meet Multiple Macroeconomic Goals?

Volume/Issue: 2015/17

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , Martin Cihak , Papa N'Diaye , Adolfo Barajas , Srobona Mitra , Annette Kyobe , Yen Mooi , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513585154

Keywords: Financial services, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Household credit, Business enterprises, Financial sector, Income inequality, Gender, Economic stability, Financial stability

Using several recently available global datasets, this Staff Discussion Note examines macroeconomic effects of financial inclusion. It finds significant benefits to economic growth from financial inclusion, but the...

Global Poverty Estimates

Global Poverty Estimates »

Source: Global Poverty Estimates : A Sensitivity Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Shatakshee Dhongde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922009

Keywords: global poverty, household surveys, international poverty line, poverty line, surveys, statistics, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

Current estimates of global poverty vary substantially across studies. In this paper we undertake a novel sensitivity analysis to highlight the importance of methodological choices in estimating global poverty. We...

Growing (Un)equal

Growing (Un)equal »

Source: Growing (Un)equal : Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality in China and BRIC+

Volume/Issue: 2015/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2015

ISBN: 9781475519976

Keywords: income, inequality, household income, General, General,

This paper investigates the empirical characteristics of income inequality in China and a panel of BRIC+ countries over the period 1980-2013, with a focus on the redistributive contribution of fiscal policy. Usin...

Bhutan
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Bhutan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2010/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455207398.002

ISBN: 9781455207398

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, fiscal deficit, household income, Bhuta,

The overarching objective of Bhutan's Tenth Five-Year Plan (10FYP)-which is also the Royal Government of Bhutan's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)-is to sustain this trajectory and reduce poverty further. Po...

Financial Inclusion
			: Can it Meet Multiple Macroeconomic Goals?

Financial Inclusion : Can it Meet Multiple Macroeconomic Goals? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/17

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , Martin Cihak , Papa N'Diaye , Adolfo Barajas , Srobona Mitra , Annette Kyobe , Yen Mooi , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513585154.006

ISBN: 9781513585154

Keywords: Financial services, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Household credit, Business enterprises, Financial sector, Income inequality, Gender, Economic stability, Financial stability

Using several recently available global datasets, this Staff Discussion Note examines macroeconomic effects of financial inclusion. It finds significant benefits to economic growth from financial inclusion, but the...

A Tale of Transition
			: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009

A Tale of Transition : An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009 »

Volume/Issue: 2016/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Haiyan Ding , and Hui He

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560008.001

ISBN: 9781475560008

Keywords: Time series, China, People's Republic of, Consumption distribution, Transition economies, Income distribution, China, Asia and Pacific, Household expenditures, Household survey data, Income inequality

This paper is the first comprehensive empirical study of earnings, income, and consumption inequality in urban China from 1986 to 2009, using unique micro-level data from the Urban Household Survey (UHS). The paper...

After the Crisis
			: Lower Consumption Growth But Narrower Global Imbalances?

After the Crisis : Lower Consumption Growth But Narrower Global Imbalances? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franziska Ohnsorge , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451961966.001

ISBN: 9781451961966

Keywords: current account adjustment, consumption growth, disposable income, household wealth, income growth, private consumption,

We estimate consumption dynamics in the G-7 economies, paying particular attention to the possibility of precautionary behavior in the face of uncertainty. We find that in the short run, continued income uncertaint...

Being Poor, Feeling Poorer
			: Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans

Being Poor, Feeling Poorer : Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans »

Volume/Issue: 2016/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475515060.001

ISBN: 9781475515060

Keywords: Poverty and inequality, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Poverty measurement, Cross country analysis

Emerging Europe has undergone a major economic transformation over the past 25 years. Most countries experienced initial drops in output during transition, followed by recovery in the second half of the 1990s. The...