Global Poverty Goals and Prices : How Purchasing Power Parity Matters / Jolliffe, Dean

By: Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: World Bank E-Library ArchivePublisher: Washington, D.C : The World Bank, 2015Description: 1 Online-Ressource (53 p)Additional physical formats: Erscheint auch als: Global Poverty Goals and Prices. Druck-Ausgabe Washington, D.C : The World Bank, 2015DOI: DOI: 10.1596/1813-9450-7256Online resources: Summary: With the recent release of the 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) data from the International Comparison Program (ICP), analysts and institutions are confronted with the question of whether and how to use them for global poverty estimation. The previous round of PPP data from 2005 led to a large increase in the estimated number of poor in the world. The 2011 price data suggest that developing countries' incomes in PPP-adjusted dollars are significantly higher than indicated by the 2005 PPP data. This has created the anticipation that the new PPP data will decrease significantly the count of poor people in the world. This paper presents evidence that if the global poverty line is updated with the 2011 PPP data based on the same set of national poverty lines that define thePPN: PPN: 1724867504Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-1-WBA
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