On pro-poor growth and the measurement of convergence

Zoya Nissanov, Jacques Silber

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This paper suggests decomposing the β coefficient of a β-convergence analysis into three components, two of them checking whether there was σ-convergence and whether "pure mobility" was pro-poor. It appears that during the 1983-1995 period growth in Israel was pro-poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Adar Foundation of the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University.


  • Convergence
  • Galton's fallacy
  • Israel
  • Pro-poor growth

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