Social Protection and Inequality: Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Liyousew Borga, Conchita D’Ambrosio, Raphael Cottin

Research output: Working paper


Do antipoverty programs reduce inequality? Evidence from Ethiopia,We examine trends of consumption inequality among culturally and socially defined groups in Ethiopia, India and Peru during the period 2006-2016. We find a strong correlation between living standards and social protection program coverage indicating positive targeting efficiency. We also find that inequality among program participants is much lower than non-participants. Second, a decomposition of total inequality shows that within group inequality consistently accounts for a larger share of total inequality for all groups considered.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAgence française de développement
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Publication series

NameAFD research papers
PublisherAgence française de développement
ISSN (Print)2492-2846


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