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IS ECONOMIC GROWTH IN COTE D'IVOIRE PRO-POOR? EVIDENCE FROM LSMS DATA: A NOTE

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  • Loesse Jacques Esso

    1. Cellule d'Analyse de Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC)/Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES), Cote d'Ivoire
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Loesse Jacques Esso, Cellule d'Analyse de Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC)/Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES), Cote d'Ivoire. Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) Abidjan-Côte d'Ivoire. 08 PO BOX 3 Abidjan 08, COTE D'IVOIRE. Tel.: +225 22 44 41 24/22 48 32 07. Fax: +225 22 48 51 68. Email: LJ.esso@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

This paper analyses the impact of the economic growth in Cote d'Ivoire on the poor people. We use household data from two LSMS (1992 and 2002) led by the National Statistical Office of Côte d'Ivoire. We show that the situation in this country is characterized by a trickle-down growth: the poverty growth curve and the growth incidence curve computed show that growth reduces poverty but the poor people receive proportionally fewer benefits than the non-poor.

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