Measuring Poverty Persistence

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This chapter reviews the literature on the measurement of poverty persistence. The review has two parts. We first cover the literature on poverty persistence indicators which develops “principled”, descriptive summary measures. We then review the econometric literature which teases out the determinants of poverty persistence. Finally, we describe the challenges and limitations the literature on poverty persistence face.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEsch-sur-Alzette
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameWorking papers
ISSN (Electronic)2716-7445


  • poverty persistence
  • chronic poverty
  • hazard models
  • Markovian models
  • state dependence
  • attrition

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