公益財団法人アジア成長研究所 6階 会議室
Jacques G. Silber 氏
イスラエル バル＝イラン大学 教授
“On the Measurement of Population Weighted Relative Indices of Mobility and Convergence, with an Illustration Based on Chinese Data”
This paper extends previous work on income-weighted measures of distributional change by defining in a unified framework population weighted and relative indices of structural and exchange mobility and measures of σ- and βconvergence. The analysis focuses on both the anonymous (comparison of cross- sections) and non-anonymous case (panel data) and unconditional as well conditional measures of pro-poor growth are defined. The empirical illustration, based on the China Family Panel Studies, compares incomes in 2010 and 2014 and shows the usefulness of the tools introduced in the present study. It turns out that, during the period examined, there was both σ- and β-convergence, non-anonymous growth was pro-poor while anonymous growth was not. Income growth favored individuals with low levels of education, in the anonymous as well as in the non-anonymous case. Income growth was also favorable to younger people but such a conclusion holds only for the non-anonymous case.