Poverty and Inequality Nexus: Illustrations with Nigerian Data

CIRPÉE Working Paper No. 06-38

24 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2006 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018

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Abdelkrim Araar

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Awoyemi Taiwo Timothy

University of Ibadan - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 1, 2006


The main aim of this paper is to explore the link between poverty and inequality. In developing countries, there is a general consensus that high inequality can dampen significantly the impact of economic performance on poverty. In this paper, we propose a new theoretical framework that links poverty and inequality. We also show between and within group inequalities, as well as inequality in income sources, can contribute to total poverty. The methodology of the paper is illustrated using the 2004 Nigerian national living standard survey.

Keywords: Poverty, Inequality

JEL Classification: D63, D64

Suggested Citation

Araar, Abdelkrim and Awoyemi, Taiwo Timothy, Poverty and Inequality Nexus: Illustrations with Nigerian Data (November 1, 2006). CIRPÉE Working Paper No. 06-38, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949296 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.949296

Abdelkrim Araar (Contact Author)

Université Laval - Département d'Économique ( email )

Ste-Foy, Quebec 179Que G1K

Taiwo Timothy Awoyemi

University of Ibadan - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics
Ibadan, OK Oyo State 900001

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