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Poverty in Asia and the Pacific: An Update

Poverty in Asia and the Pacific: An Update

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This paper updates poverty estimates for Asia and the Pacific from 2005 to 2008. It is found that those living below the $1.25 poverty line decreased from 903.4 million to 753.5 million and those below the $2 poverty line from 1.8 billion to1.63 billion.
This paper updates poverty estimates for Asia and the Pacific from 2005 to 2008. It is found that those living below the $1.25 poverty line decreased from 903.4 million to 753.5 million and those below the $2 poverty line from 1.8 billion to1.63 billion.

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Sep 03, 2013
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Poverty in Asia and the Pacifc: An Update
Guanghua Wan and Iva SebastianNo. 267 | August 2011
 ADB Economics Working Paper Series
 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series No. 267
Poverty in Asia and the Paciic:An Update
Guanghua Wan and Iva Sebastian
August 2011
Guanghua Wan is Principal Economist and Iva Sebastian is Associate Economics and Statistics Analyst in theDevelopment Indicators and Policy Research Division, Economics and Research Department, Asian DevelopmentBank. The authors would like to thank Changyong Rhee, Juzhong Zhuang, Maria Socorro Bautista, Douglas Brooks,Dalisay Maligalig, Kaushal Joshi, Rana Hasan, Pamela Lapitan, Arturo Martinez, Jr., and colleagues rom ERD, SPD,and RSDD or the support and helpul comments on the earlier versions o this paper.

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