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Is economic growth good for the poor?

Foster, James E.

Is economic growth good for the poor?

tracking low incomes using general means

by Foster, James E.

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Published by Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America.
    • Subjects:
    • Poor -- Latin America.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James E. Foster, Miguel Székely.
      SeriesWorking paper ;, 453, Working paper series (Inter-American Development Bank. Office of the Chief Economist) ;, 453.
      ContributionsSzékely, Miguel., Inter-American Development Bank. Research Dept.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC121
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3669417M
      LC Control Number2002616259

      Get this from a library! Growth is good for the poor. [David Dollar; Aart Kraay; World Bank. Development Research Group. Macroeconomics and Growth.] -- When average incomes rise, the average incomes of the poorest fifth of society rise proportionately. This holds across regions, periods, income levels, and growth rates. But relatively little is.   As the nation's economy grows, the incomes of its least well-off ought to rise with it. Many Americans think this makes sense. And it’s what happened after World War II, from the mids through the mids. Economic growth benefited people at all income levels. America’s gross domestic product per person grew rapidly, and so did the incomes of households in the bottom ten .

      In a good society, the living standards of the least well-off rise over time. One way to achieve that is rising redistribution: government steadily increases the share of the economy (the GDP) that it transfers to poor households. But there is a limit to this strategy. Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth.

      Negative impacts of economic growth Creative Destruction. Generally, economic growth is good for the welfare of an economy. However, as Acemoglu () notes, it tends to create both winners and losers. Schumpeter () also coined the term ‘creative destruction’ which highlights how the progress brought on by economic growth could lead to a. This reminds us that in many countries public expenditure on social services often fails to target the poor effectively. Standard Pro-Growth Policies Are Good for the Poor. Contrary to popular myths, standard pro-growth macroeconomic policies are good for the poor, raising mean income without significantly affecting the distribution of income.


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Is economic growth good for the poor? by Foster, James E. Download PDF EPUB FB2

It also does not vary with many of the policies and institutions that explain growth rates of average incomes, nor does it vary with measures of policies intended to benefit the poorest in society. This evidence emphasizes the importance of economic growth for poverty by: Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor.

Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means Article (PDF Available) in International Economic Review 49(4) February with 77 Reads. Growth is Good When average incomes rise, the average incomes of the for the Poor poorest fifth of society rise proportionately.

This holds across regions, periods, David Dollar income levels, and growth Aart Kraay rates. But relatively little is known about the broad forces that account for the variations across countries and across time in. Average incomes of the poorest quintile rise proportionately with average incomes in a sample of 92 countries spanning the last four decades.

This is because the share of income of the poorest quintile does not vary systematically with average income. It also does not vary with many of the policies and institutions that explain growth rates of average incomes, nor does it vary with measures of policies intended to benefit the poorest.

Growth is good for the poor (English) When average income rises, the average incomes of the poorest fifth of society rise proportionately. This is a consequence of the strong empirical regularity that the share of income accruing to the bottom quintile does not vary systematically with average See More +.Cited by: Your third book is The Theory of Economic Growth by W Arthur Lewis.

He was the first Nobel Prize-winner in the subject of development economics. He was also very much rooted in classical economics of the political-economy tradition as well as the classical economist’s concern with structural transformation of a developing economy.

Growth Is Good for the Poor David Dollar Aart Kraay Development Research Group The World Bank Abstract: Average incomes of the poorest fifth of society rise proportionately with average incomes. This is a consequence of the strong empirical regularity that the years to overall economic growth, as shown in the bottom panel of Figure 1.

Again. The good news is that institutions and policies that promote economic growth in general will on average raise incomes of the poor equiproportionally, thereby promoting “shared prosperity”.Cited by: overall income growth is far more subdued than suggested by cross-country analyses.

Institutions and other factors play a significant role, either directly or indirectly through growth and distribution. Poverty reduction depends not only on the rate of economic growth but also on the type of growth. Put differently, the poor could benefit evenCited by: 7.

economic policy, since if the benefits of economic growth are already being shared across the various strata of an economy, departures from an unmitigated growth-oriented policy need not be made in concession todistributional goals.

However, if economic growth typically leaves the poor behind, pro-growth policies may have to be tempered by File Size: KB. end of the spectrum are those who argue that the potential benefits of economic growth for the poor are undermined or even offset entirely by sharp increases in inequality that accompany growth.

At the other end of the spectrum is the argument that liberal economic policies such as monetary and fiscal stability and open markets raise incomes. Economic growth and the resulting increased opportunities benefit the entire population, including the poor.

The best way to help the most vulnerable is to promote such growth. According to Oxfam, “82% of all growth in global wealth in the last year went to the top 1%, while the bottom half of humanity saw no increase at all.”.

Foster, James E. and Székely, Miguel, Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor. Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means (June ). IDB Working Paper No. Cited by: IS ECONOMIC GROWTH GOOD FOR THE POOR. obtains a more modest estimate of around Interestingly, these four studies use the same data and similar econometric techniques, but they disagree on whether growth in the mean income leads to a proportional increase in poorer incomes, or whether the gains at the lower end are considerably g: book.

The world economy grew well during the s, despite the financial crisis in East Asia. However, there is intense debate over the extent to which the poor benefit from this growth. The two quotes above exemplify the extremes in this debate.

At one end of the spectrum are those who argue that the potential benefits of economic growth for the poor. Growth Still Is Good for t he Poor. David Dollar (Brookings Institution) Tatjana Kleineberg (Yale) Aart Kraay (World Bank) Keywords: growth, inequality JEL Classification Codes: O4, O11, I3 [email protected] PDF | On Jan 1,James E.

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Their new weapon, widely hailed in the financial press last week, is a long, detailed economic research paper full of equations and theory, called Growth is Good for the Poor Author: Richard Douthwaite.

Foster, James E. and Székely, Miguel, Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor. Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means.

International Economic Review, Vol. 49, No. 4 Cited by:   The benefits of economic growth include. Higher average incomes. Economic growth enables consumers to consume more goods and services and enjoy better standards of living.

Economic growth during the Twentieth Century was a major factor in reducing absolute levels of poverty and enabling a rise in life expectancy.

Lower unemployment. This evidence confirms the central importance of economic growth for poverty reduction and illustrates the difficulty of identifying specific macroeconomic policies that are significantly associated with the relative growth rates of those in the poorest quintiles.

Keywords: GROWTH, INEQUALITY. Growth Still is Good for the Poor. Published. Even if we accept that rising retail sales are good for economic growth, though, there are bigger questions about the spread of mass consumerism. In his book, For poor .The only question that remains is how much the poor benefit from growth.

One study, looking at 58 countries, found that 10% annual GDP growth is associated with a 10% increase in the incomes of.