Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDagdeviren, Hulya
dc.contributor.authorWeeks, J.
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-26T11:41:27Z
dc.date.available2007-09-26T11:41:27Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationDagdeviren , H & Weeks , J 2001 ' How much poverty could HIPC reduce ' Business School Working Papers , vol. UHBS 2001-7 , Economics Paper , vol. 25 , University of Hertfordshire .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 82569
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 0bbbae2b-8c68-492e-926b-2c5305fc7dee
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/680
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/680
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the development of the HIPC Initiative, then considers how much poverty could be reduced through debt relief. Using a simple distribution function and measures of inequality, US one dollar a day poverty is estimated for the twenty-three countries. We show that the HIPC countries account for relatively little of developing country poverty. Further, full debt cancellation would have a small impact on reducing poverty in most of the HIPC countries themselves. The paper reaches the conclusion that neither a distribution-neutral debt cancellation, nor transferring all debt payments to investment for faster growth would achieve the International Poverty Targets. Therefore, debt relief must be combined with redistribution measures to achieve those targets.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBusiness School Working Papers
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Paper
dc.rightsOpen
dc.titleHow much poverty could HIPC reduceen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
dcterms.dateAccepted2001
rioxxterms.typeWorking paper
herts.preservation.rarelyaccessedtrue
herts.rights.accesstypeOpen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record