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Poverty, income distribution, and economic policy in the Philippines.

Poverty, income distribution, and economic policy in the Philippines.

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Published by International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/98/20
ContributionsInternational Monetary Fund.
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18058665M

A comparison of macro-micro models with historical data for Brazil / Franco H.G. Ferreira [and others] --Part 3: Distributional effects of trade reform: an integrated macro-micro model applied to the Philippines / François Bourguignon and Luc Savard --Simulating targeted policies with macro impacts: poverty alleviation policies in Madagascar. A poverty profile serves this purpose and also acts as a descriptive tool for giving clues to the underlying determinants of poverty, which include economic, demographic, social and cultural factors.

Institute of Developing Economies>Publications >Papers and Reports>ASEDP>Growth, Poverty, and Income Inequality in the Philippines - ASEDP No Reports & Publications New Publications. Data and research on social and welfare issues including families and children, gender equality, GINI coefficient, well-being, poverty reduction, human capital and inequality., Evidence on income distribution and poverty in OECD countries since the mids, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.

  The first story is inspiring. And gives everyone hope: The Philippines can overcome poverty! The reason for this optimism is that from to , robust economic growth helped the poverty rate in the Philippines to fall by 5 percentage points. Hence, poverty declined from percent in to percent in The income poverty is also increasing. In , % of families were stricken with poverty. With the increasing poverty problem in the Philippines, the government officials need to consider the causes and effects of this and try to find a way out of it. If not, the Philippines will be stuck in an economic trap.


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Poverty, income distribution, and economic policy in the Philippines Download PDF EPUB FB2

Income distribution in the Philippines is highly uneven, and poverty rates are higher than in other ASEAN countries. In addition, although the poverty rate has declined over time, the rate of decline has been lower than in other countries, and income inequality has been persistent.

These facts are due to historically slow economic growth, owing in part to poor policies, as well as to past. This article is based on Philip Gerson,"Poverty, Income Distribution, and Economic Policy in the Philippines," IMF Working Paper 98/20 (Washington: International Monetary Fund).

References: Klaus Deininger and Lyn Squire,"A New Data Set Measuring Income Inequality," World Bank Economic Review, Vol.

10, pp. – Downloadable. Income distribution in the Philippines is highly uneven, and poverty rates are higher than in other ASEAN countries. Poverty addition, although the poverty rate has declined over time, the rate of decline has been lower than in other countries, and income inequality has been persistent.

These facts are due to historically slow economic growth, owing in part to poor policies, as well. Get this from a library. Poverty, income distribution, and economic policy in the Philippines. [Philip R Gerson; International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department,] -- This paper examines the impact of fiscal and other economic policies on income distribution in the Philippines.

Section II of the paper provides some details on the evolution of the distribution of. Abstract. Income distribution in the Philippines is highly uneven, and poverty rates are higher than in other ASEAN countries.

In addition, although the poverty rate has declined over time, the rate of decline has been lower than in other countries, and income inequality has been by: 6.

The Impact of Income distribution Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution: A companion to the bestseller, The Impact of Economic Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution, this title deals with theoretical challenges and cutting-edge macro-micro linkage models.

The authors compare the predictive and analytical power of various macro-micro linkage techniques using the traditional RHG approach. The Impact of Economic Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution: Evaluation Techniques and Tools Francois Bourguignon, Luiz A.

Pereira Da Silva This book reviews techniques and tools that can be used to evaluate the poverty and distributional impact of economic policy choices. Macroeconomic volatility can affect poverty through its impact on growth as well as its impact on income distribution. Conversely, changes in poverty may be decomposed into a growth effect and an income distribution effect.

(See Box ) Both effects depend on the initial levels of development and income distribution. This book assembles methodologies and techniques to evaluate the poverty impact of macroeconomic policies.

It takes as a departure point a companion volume, the impact of economic policies on poverty and income distribution: evaluation techniques and. This book assembles methodologies and techniques to evaluate the poverty impact of macroeconomic policies.

It takes as a departure point a companion volume, The Impact of Economic Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution: Evaluation Techniques and Tools edited by François Bourguignon and Luiz A.

Pereira da Silva, pub-lished in Poverty reduction is expected to continue based on the current economic outlook. The country’s poverty rate measured by the World Bank middle-income poverty line of US$/day is estimated to have declined from 26% in to % inand further declining to.

The World Bank’s PEU notes that poverty reduction in the Philippines is proceeding at a slow rate compared to its neighbors in the region. This is because of “less pro-poor” economic growth, high inequality of income and wealth, high frequency of.

Selected Statistics on Income Inequality and (Per Capita) Income Distribution in the Philippines:and Note: Author's calculations from FIESand Poverty and income distribution Income equality grew during the era of martial law as the richest 60% of the nation were able to contribute only % of the income inup from % in The richest 80%, meanwhile, took a larger share of the income at % inup from % in [1].

Some policies, such as promoting economic growth may be successful in reducing absolute poverty but less successful in relative poverty.

Economic policies in more detail. Sustained economic growth. The argument is that promoting economic growth increases total income in society, creating more jobs and income which could be redistributed.

Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population) - Philippines World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e.

country–specific) poverty lines. Downloadable. The Philippines has undergone a series of trade reforms since the mids that have reduced protection on nonagricultural goods. However, protection on key food items is still in effect, and this has led to high domestic food prices.

Such high prices have a considerable negative effect on poverty because more than 60 percent of the consumption of poor Filipino households is for. The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia comprised of more than 7, islands.

Poverty has proven to be one of the most significant challenges facing this country and its citizens. Filipinos are having a hard time surviving in such difficult conditions, and more and more are falling into extreme poverty.

According to the Asian Development Bank, the major causes of poverty. programs, but by making poverty eradication the centerpiece of economic, social, and environmental policies.

The book argues for a pro-poor development policy anchored on four main elements: 1) a human rights-based and social development approach to poverty reduction; 2) structural transformation of the economy, built on rural development. The Gini coefficient of income presents a slight rise from () to (), between which inequality peaks during ().

This inequality rating was achieved after a critical period of economic restructuring throughout the Ramos and Aquino administrations. According to Schelzig (), the Philippines has obvious unequal income distribution which supports the conclusion that the Filipinos in the lower distribution is highly susceptible in impoverished living conditions and depravity from basic sustenance and necessities, leaving households vulnerable (Schelzig, ).Asia — Economic policy.

Asia but are struggling to find ways to promote better distribution without distorting economic incentives. This book is a thoughtful and scholarly presentation of the issues and solutions, and offers a way through the policy maze. Non-Income Poverty and Inequality in Asia / Susan Sparkes; Introduction.

Philippines for had a negative growth of %. 1 The poverty estimates are based on official poverty lines for For consistency, these lines are held fixed in real terms.

Data used are the National Statistics Office’s Family Income and Expenditures Survey .