Exploring what drives household income distribution dynamics

Martinez, Arturo, Western, Mark, Tomaszewski, Wojtek, Haynes, Michele and Manalo, Maria Kristine (2015). Exploring what drives household income distribution dynamics. LCC Working Paper Series 2015-17, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland.

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Author Martinez, Arturo
Western, Mark
Tomaszewski, Wojtek
Haynes, Michele
Manalo, Maria Kristine
Title Exploring what drives household income distribution dynamics
School, Department or Centre Institute for Social Science Research
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series LCC Working Paper Series
Report Number 2015-17
Publication date 2015-07-01
Total pages 32
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Using counterfactual simulations, we investigate the various factors that could explain the changes observed in poverty and inequality using longitudinal data from the Philippines as a case study. To accomplish this, we decomposed per capita household income as a stochastic function of various forms of socio-economic capital and the socio-economic returns to capital. The results indicate that the higher levels of ownership of assets and higher economic returns to formal and non-agricultural employment have contributed to lower poverty while human capital and access to basic services remain stagnant and thus, had no impact on poverty and inequality. In general, we find that the impact of changes in socio-economic capital and changes in economic returns to capital as offsetting forces that contribute to slow poverty and inequality reduction despite the country’s rapid economic growth.
Keyword Poverty
Counterfactual simulation
Decomposition methods
Panel data
Developing countries
Institutional Status UQ

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