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Reforms, Remoteness, and Risk in Africa: Understanding Inequality and Poverty during the 1990s

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables

in Spatial Inequality and Development

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278633
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602191 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278636.003.0009

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Reforms, Remoteness, and Risk in Africa: Understanding Inequality and Poverty during the 1990s

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Traces the interactions between economic growth, income inequality, and consumption poverty in a sample of African countries during the 1990s. Draws on the much-improved household data sets now available in the region. Finds that experiences have varied: some countries have seen sharp falls in income poverty; others have witnessed marked increases. Economic growth has been ‘pro-poor’ in that the incomes of poor households have typically grown at similar or faster rates than average income. But the aggregate numbers hide significant and systematic distributional effects that have caused some groups and regions to be left behind.

Keywords: Africa; poverty; reforms; remoteness; risk

Chapter.  10661 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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