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Growth and Poverty in Rural Ethiopia: Evidence from 15 Communities 1994-2004

Stefan Dercon
John Hoddinott
Tassew Woldehanna


This paper studies the process of growth, poverty and poverty persistence in a panel data set covering 15 communities across rural Ethiopia 1994-2004. It describes growth and the evolution of poverty, illustrating both considerable growth and poverty reduction. It highlights the presenceof ‘chronic’ poverty, people that appear poor relatively persistently in the data.

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Background Paper to the Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09


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