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A Stochastic Dominance Approach to Evaluating Pro-Poor Growth—An Application to the Spanish Case

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Department of Economics, University of Alcalá, 28802 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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Department of Applied Economics, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(5), 1728; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051728
Received: 23 January 2020 / Revised: 21 February 2020 / Accepted: 21 February 2020 / Published: 25 February 2020
In this paper, we analyze, in a novel way, the nature of economic growth in Spain after the Great Recession, in relation to its effect on poverty reduction. We use a statistical test to analyze the pro-poorness nature of economic growth using a stochastic dominance approach, not used in this context so far. We decompose changes in the difference in generalized Lorenz ordinates into a growth effect and an inequality effect and apply this to formal Spanish income data statistical tests based on dominance methods. We found that growth was pro-poor in Spain as a whole between 2013 and 2017. As regards regional growth effects, we conclude that growth was weakly pro-poor in seven of Spain’s 17 regions, it was neither pro-poor nor anti-poor in nine regions, and only weakly anti-poor in one region. View Full-Text
Keywords: pro-poor growth; poverty; stochastic dominance; Spanish regions pro-poor growth; poverty; stochastic dominance; Spanish regions
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Ahamdanech, I.; García-Pérez, C.; Prieto-Alaiz, M. A Stochastic Dominance Approach to Evaluating Pro-Poor Growth—An Application to the Spanish Case. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1728. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051728

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Ahamdanech I, García-Pérez C, Prieto-Alaiz M. A Stochastic Dominance Approach to Evaluating Pro-Poor Growth—An Application to the Spanish Case. Sustainability. 2020; 12(5):1728. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051728

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Ahamdanech, Ismael, Carmelo García-Pérez, and Mercedes Prieto-Alaiz. 2020. "A Stochastic Dominance Approach to Evaluating Pro-Poor Growth—An Application to the Spanish Case" Sustainability 12, no. 5: 1728. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051728

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