Estimating growth requirements for reducing working poverty : can the world halve working poverty by 2015?

Employment Strategy Paper 2004/14

Using definitions of working poverty established by Nomaan Majid for the 2001 World Employment Report and by Stefan Berger and Claire Harasty in an 2002 ILO Employment Paper, estimates the number of $1 and $2 working poor for the years 1980-2004. Gives GDP growth rates required to halve the share of working poor from their 1990 levels by 2015.