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Estimates on global poverty

Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez: Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty, in: WIDER Working Paper 2020/43, Aprril 2020. In this paper the authors make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption. Their estimates are based on three scenarios: low, medium, and high global contractions of 5, 10, and 20 per cent; they calculate the impact of each of these scenarios on the poverty headcount using the international poverty lines of US$ 1.90, US$ 3.20 and US$ 5.50 per day. Our […]