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Abdelkrim Araar and Awoyemi Taiwo
''Poverty and Inequality Nexus: Illustrations with Nigerian Data''
( 2006, Vol. 28 No.15 )
The main aim of this paper is to explore the link between poverty and inequality. In developing countries, there is a general consensus that high inequality can dampen significantly the impact of economic performance on poverty. In this paper, we propose a new theoretical framework that links poverty and inequality. We also show between and within group inequalities, as well as inequality in income sources, can contribute to total poverty. The methodology of the paper is illustrated using the 2004 Nigerian national living standard survey.
Manuscript Received : Nov 22 2006 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 24 2006

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