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The Nature and Dynamics of Poverty Determinants in Burkina Faso in the 1990s

ABSOLUTE POVERTY ABSOLUTE TERMS AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AVERAGE AGE AVERAGE INCOME CDF CORRELATION ANALYSIS CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION DATA COLLECTION DATA SETS DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE DEPENDENCY RATIO DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT EDUCATION LEVEL EMPIRICAL RESULTS EMPLOYMENT ESTIMATED COEFFICIENT EXPLANATORY VARIABLES FEMALE LITERACY GDP GROWTH PERFORMANCE GROWTH PROCESS GROWTH PROSPECTS HEADCOUNT INDEX HOUSEHOLD ASSETS HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES HOUSEHOLD HEAD HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD LABOR HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INCIDENCE OF POVERTY INCOME GROUPS INCOME LEVEL INDEPENDENT VARIABLE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES INFLATION LABOR FORCE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION LABOR MARKETS MACROECONOMICS MARGINAL EFFECT MEAN VALUE MEDICAL SERVICES NATIONAL LEVEL NEGATIVE SIGN NON-POOR HOUSEHOLDS PER CAPITA EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA INCOME POLICY ANALYSIS POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY RESEARCH POOR POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR INDIVIDUALS POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY GAP POVERTY INCIDENCE POVERTY LINE POVERTY MAP POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PRIORITY SURVEY PRODUCTIVE ASSETS RANDOM SAMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING REGIONAL POVERTY RELATIVE CONTRIBUTION RURAL AREAS RURAL POVERTY SAMPLE SELECTION SAMPLE SIZE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION SUBSISTENCE FARMERS TERMS OF TRADE URBAN AREAS URBAN HOUSEHOLDS URBAN POVERTY WELFARE EFFECTS POVERTY EVALUATION METHODS FRANC ZONE POVERTY ESTIMATES POVERTY INCIDENCE AGE DETERMINATIONS ASSETS AMENITIES ASSET OWNERSHIP QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS QUANTITATIVE DATA POVERTY MEASUREMENT HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HOUSEHOLD WELFARE INDICATORS
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World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Africa | Burkina Faso
2013-08-05T16:28:20Z | 2013-08-05T16:28:20Z | 2002-05

The author investigates the determinants and dynamics of poverty during the five-year growth period that followed the 1994 CFA franc devaluation in Burkina Faso. Results show that the nature and dynamics of poverty determinants are influenced by the spatial location of households and that the post-devaluation growth period did not significantly alter the pattern of poverty determinants. The most significant determinants of poverty over the growth period include the burden of age dependency, human and physical assets, household amenities, and spatial location. Though consistently significant at the national level, the direction of association between these determinants and welfare depends on their nature. While the burden of age dependency is consistently negatively associated with welfare, asset ownership is positively associated. The probability of being poor declines with increasing share of household assets and increases with the burden of age dependency. There are some variations at the regional level, however, shown by the difference in the scope of significance of these determinants. While the ratio of age dependency remains the most significant determinant of rural poverty, its explanatory power decreases considerably in urban areas where its marginal effect on the probability of being poor is relatively low over the two reference periods, despite the significance of the probit coefficient and the relatively low asymptotic standard error.

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