This paper investigates the effect of reducing inequality in household education, health and access to credit on pro-poor growth in Cameroon using the 2001 and 2007 Cameroon household consumption surveys. Results indicate that education and access to credit registered relative pro-poor growth driven by a fall in inequality. However, health failed to record pro-poor growth due to an increase in health-inequality at the bottom of the welfare distribution. In addition, equalizing education, health and access to credit among households, would increase average growth in household spending and pro-poor growth.
This paper is extract from a research project funded by the African Economic Research Consortium. The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors.
Epo, B. and Baye, F. (2016), "Effects of Reducing Inequality in Household Education, Health and Access to Credit on Pro-Poor Growth: Evidence from Cameroon", Inequality after the 20th Century: Papers from the Sixth ECINEQ Meeting (Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 59-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1049-258520160000024004Download as .RIS
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