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
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Measuring Poverty and Deprivation
EditorsJacques Silber
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781800883451
ISBN (Print)9781800883444
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameElgar Handbooks in Development
PublisherEdward Elgar


  • poverty persistence
  • chronic poverty
  • hazard models
  • markovian models
  • state dependence
  • attriction

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