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The Decomposition of Poverty: A Distributive Approach to Living Standards

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dc.contributor.author Tambi, Mbu Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-18T18:40:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-18T18:40:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7941
dc.description.abstract "This study attempts to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of poverty trends using national household consumption survey I and II collected in 1996 and 2001 respectively. The theoretical decomposition frameworks propelling the study are motivated mainly by the Shapley value while empirical estimates are obtained from DAD 4.4. From our findings, we observe that Rural forest and Rural highlands regions were hardest hit by poverty and inequality trends in Cameroon. The result shows that the within-regions effects were found to be more instrumental in accounting for changes in all the classes of poverty measures than the inter-sector population shift effects in the period under review. While the between-region effects were systematically contributing in alleviating poverty in the Rural forest and Rural highlands and at the same time aggravating poverty in Yaounde, Douala. Based on our result, we suggest that policies and strategies for reducing poverty/inequality should place particular emphasis on the countryside and on a region-by-region approach such as decentralization, increase provision of rural extension services (roads, electricity, markets, portable water)." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject.classification Economy en_US
dc.title The Decomposition of Poverty: A Distributive Approach to Living Standards en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Experimental en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Russia, Orel City, http://www.rjoas.com en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Cameroon en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Russian Journal of Agricultural and Socio-Economic Sciences en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 3-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth April en_US

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