Static and dynamic analysis of poverty in Albania (2007-2016)

Cespic Working Paper 2020/03

Antonella Biscione, Raul Caruso

Using data coming from the Household Budget Surveys conducted in 2007-2016 by the Albanian National Statistics Institute (INSTAT), in this paper we set out to investigate the poverty level in Albania. In particular, we employ the static and dynamic approaches to evaluate the effect of growth and inequality in changes in poverty both at national and macro-region level. The results show that: (i) the increase in poor population is due to the lack of growth in consumption and (ii) the improvement in the distribution of consumption has stopped further increases in poverty level.

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