On the Joint Evaluation of Absolute and Relative Deprivation

Anderson, Edward and Esposito, Lucio (2014) On the Joint Evaluation of Absolute and Relative Deprivation. Journal of Economic Inequality, 12 (3). pp. 411-428. ISSN 1569-1721

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Abstract

We lay out alternative ways of melding measures of absolute and relative deprivation in an index of overall deprivation, exploring the choices the analyst faces in this enterprise. The indices derived are used to answer two important empirical questions. First, did overall deprivation fall in the BRICS–Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa– between the early 1990s and late 2000s, alongside the fall in absolute deprivation? Second, what is the relationship between reductions in overall deprivation and economic growth? We show that the standard portrayal of the BRICS as economic success stories as well as the emphasis placed on economic growth in the reduction of deprivation must be qualified to some extent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 15:14
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022 05:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48385
DOI: 10.1007/s10888-013-9262-7

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