Journal of Economics and Trade
 

Journal of Economics and Trade, ISSN No. : 2456-8821, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 1

Original Research Article

ASSESSMENT OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY INTO SECTOR COMPONENTS IN CAMEROON

 

MBU DANIEL TAMBI1* AND WIRBAM MARY-JULIET BIME2

1Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

2Department of Agribusiness Technology, University of Bamenda, Cameroon.

Abstracts

This study deals with the Assessment of Poverty and Inequality into Sector Components in Cameroon using the 1996 and 2001 household survey data. The research objectives to be address are: I) to examine the evolution of poverty and inequality between 1996 and 2001, 2) to assess the relative importance of the Within and Between sector effects to changes in aggregate poverty, 3) to evaluate the relative Contributions of the Within and Between sector effects to levels and changes in inequality and 4) to derive policy implications on the basis of the analysis. The empirical estimates were computed in the DAD 4.4 software using money-metric derived non-parametrically. The results of poverty show that the Within-zones effects account for much of monetary poverty changes than Between-zones effects. As for inequality, income highlights the dominant role of Within-group components in accounting for inequality trends. In terms of policy, we encourage growth-based labour intensive policies.

Keywords :

Assessment; poverty; inequality; sector-component; Cameroon.