A poverty profile of Cambodia, Parts 63-373 by Nicholas M. Prescott, Menno Pradhan

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Title.  Series: World Bank discussion papers; 373. 5'09596-dc21 97-29733 CIP Page iii Contents Page Foreword v Acknowledgments vi Abstract vii Executive Summary viii 1. Introduction 1 2. Socio-Economic Survey of Cambodia, 1993-1994 3 3. Per Capita Consumption, Distribution and Inequality 7 4. Setting a Poverty Line for Cambodia 15 5. Poverty Comparisons for Targeting 21 6. International Poverty Comparisons 33 7. Comparison with Official Poverty Estimates 35 8. Characteristics of the Poor 39 9.

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Figure 4: Distributions of Calorie Consumption by Region Inequality How does inequality in Cambodia compare with other countries? Lorenz curves of the cumulative share of consumption as a function of cumulative population shares show that inequality in consumption expenditure is higher in urban than rural areas, with the greatest disparity evident within Other Urban areas (see Figure 5). The richest 10 percent of the population accounts for more than 30 percent of total consumption expenditure in the urban areas, while the poorest 10 percent consume less than 3 percent.

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