Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Author/Editor:

Paul Cashin ; Catherine A Pattillo ; Ratna Sahay ; Paolo Mauro

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 100 countries during 1975–98 is presented, and its association with macroeconomic factors is explored. Several potential avenues for future research are also outlined.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/135

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451855708/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1352001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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