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Poverty and income distribbution in Namibia

Mihe Gaomab

Poverty and income distribbution in Namibia

by Mihe Gaomab

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Published by Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- Namibia.,
    • Income distribution -- Namibia.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMihe Goamab II and Simon Stone.
      SeriesNEPRU working paper ;, no. 31
      ContributionsStone, Simon., Namibia. Natioal Planning Commission., Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC940.A1 N46 no. 31
      The Physical Object
      Pagination30 p. ;
      Number of Pages30
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL962382M
      LC Control Number95980149

        Put simply, income inequality is the thief of the poverty-reducing effect of growth. Hence, economies that yield to a highly unequal growth path will produce lower income-poverty-reduction : Haroon Bhorat. Zambia Poverty Assessment Stagnant Poverty and Inequality in a Natural Resource-Based Economy December Poverty Reduction and Economic Management with modest secondary impacts on income growth and poverty reduction in the urban sector as a whole. iii. The rural workforce, meanwhile, has been largely unaffected by the growth of the File Size: 3MB.

      Namibia normally imports about 50% of its cereal requirements; in drought years, food shortages are problematic in rural areas. A high per capita GDP, relative to the region, obscures one of the world's most unequal income distributions; the current government has prioritized exploring wealth redistribution schemes while trying to maintain a.   The third Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey was conducted in Abstract The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) was a survey collecting data on income, consumption and expenditure patterns of households, in accordance with methodological principles of statistical enquiries, which were linked to.

      Preliminary results from the poverty analysis in Namibia Sebastian Levine Full poverty analysis CBS technical income poverty/inequality report “Trends in Human Development and Human Poverty in Namibia,” October , UNDP Namibia. Van Rooy, G., Roberts, B., Schier, C., Swartz, J., and Levine, S. Author: Sebastian Levine. The resource book on the introduction of the Basic Income Grant (BIG) in Namibia presents the welfare situation of the country. Empirical evidence also shows that poverty and inequality in Namibia are evident right at the periphery (shacks and informal houses) of .


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Poverty and income distribbution in Namibia by Mihe Gaomab Download PDF EPUB FB2

NAMIBIA is classified as a lower-middle-income country by the World Bank, but a large number of its inhabitants live in deprivation. While this is a largely undisputed fact, there is much less. Children in poverty The poverty lines used in Namibia are relatively low when compared to those used in other middle-income countries.

For this reason, a third, higher poverty line (income of N$6, per year) is intro-duced to capture those at risk of falling into poverty.

Setting this third poverty line reflects that Namibia is an upper. Namibia is one of just nine countries in Africa categorized by the World Bank as “upper middle income.” Poverty in Namibia, however, is still prevalent, and the country is rife with extreme wealth imbalances. The Namibian economy boasts relatively high growth, with an average growth rate of percent between and The economy is heavily based on.

According to this definition 53% of households and 65% of individuals in Namibia live below the income poverty line at the time of the survey. The analysis. This report presents an analysis of poverty and inequality in Namibia based on the ex-penditure data from the / Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The main analytical purpose of the report is to establish a new set of poverty lines for Namibia based on the Cost of Ba-File Size: 1MB. However, it is marked by an extremely large economic divide among its citizenry.

Although it is technically a middle income country, there is much poverty in Namibia as a result of income inequalities. The UNDP rates the income disparity in Namibia as the highest in the world, at on a scale of 0 to 1.

Poverty and Inequality in Namibia The most recent figures on poverty and inequality used by the Namibian Government are derived from the /04 Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES), which claimed a reduction of 55% in terms of absolute poverty between independence and /04 (CBS ).File Size: KB.

POVERTY is a condition, not a destiny. It can be corrected. Poverty is not a curse, it can be removed completely. Poverty is dangerous to the success of any nation.

Namibia is a largely desert ranchland with a long coastline on the South Atlantic, bordering South Africa, Botswana, and Angola. The country’s natural mineral riches and a tiny population of about million () have made it an upper-middle-income country.

Political stability and sound economic management have helped anchor poverty reduction. poverty to focus on deprivation in a range of essential capabilities, the level of human poverty in Namibia is found to be slightly higher than what is suggested by official income poverty measures.

Moreover, income poverty appears to be decreasing while human poverty is increasing over Size: KB. Poverty in Africa presents a comprehensive picture on the extent of poverty in Africa and the institutional constraints to poverty reduction, Prepared by eminent economists the volume provides an analysis of poverty, income distribution and labour markets, and offers a range of tools for monitoring poverty and assessing the impacts of various poverty reduction programs.

Poverty lines A poverty line is a threshold set to distinguish or classify persons or households as poor and non-poor. Poverty measures and poverty lines are generally either relative or absolute in nature. In Namibia the choice is to use the absolute poverty lines which is based on the cost of basic needs approach.

TheFile Size: 2MB. Namibia The Human Capital Index (HCI) database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the Human Capital Index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender.

The index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by given the risks of poor health and poor.

In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty.

The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world’s. Namibia is one of the most unequal countries in the world and has high rates of poverty. In the thesis the proposal for a basic income grant as a strategy for poverty alleviation in Namibia is analyzed.

The study is based on six interviews with the Basic Income Grant Coalition in Namibia and their four publications. The theoretical andFile Size: KB. not only in Namibia, but also in other middle income countries increasingly characterised by growing numbers of poor people and widening income inequality.

estimating Poverty at the Sub-National level in Namibia Using econometric modelling techniques, the /04 and /10 Namibia Household Income and Expenditure. This booklet contains the overview from Poverty in a Rising Africa, Africa Poverty Report doi: / The PDF of the final, full-length book.

In most countries in Africa, there is an income disparity between rural and urban areas, and Namibia is no exception. The poverty map of Namibia shows clear economic inequality between rural and urban areas. The average income of rural areas stands lower than the average income in urban areas (N$ 6, and N$ 17,) respectively (CBS ).

The. According to the just launched Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey of /16 the Gini coefficient, which is a measure of income inequality, has reduced by. Inpoverty rate at national poverty line for Namibia was %. Between andpoverty rate at national poverty line of Namibia was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from % in to % in National poverty rate is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

National estimates are based on population-weighted. The remainder of the paper is structured as follows. Section 2 reviews sources of price data available for poverty analysis in Africa, while section 3 describes commonly used price indexes and related approaches to price-adjust poverty lines over time.

Section 4 conc ludes with a set of reco mmendations for research and policy. by: 1.2. Poverty in Namibia There is a large number of studies on poverty in Namibia, and evidence of the distribution and characteristics of poverty is persuasive. The evidence points in the direction of a relatively high GDP per capita, concealing severe income differentials along lines of geographical location, occupation, age and by: 8.A review of poverty and inequality in Namibia This report presents an analysis of poverty and inequality in Namibia based on the expenditure data from the / Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

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