Yonzan, N., Friedman, J., Hill, R., Jolliffe, D., Lakner, C., Mahler, D.
Article on different method to extend the data series of annual global poverty to the end of the Second World War. The motivation for estimating historical poverty rates is to contextualize the size of the COVID-19 poverty shock in a broader historical perspective. Starting with distributions of income or consumption for each country from PIP, all lined-up to 1990, extrapolate of each distribution is done backward using growth rates from PIP (largely based on WDI) supplemented by growth rates.
- Climate Shocks
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- Other Crises
- High-Income Countries (HICs)
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Country-level population(s)