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The Resource The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy, Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University

The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy, Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University

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The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy
Title
The economics of poverty
Title remainder
history, measurement, and policy
Statement of responsibility
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "While there is no denying that the world has made huge progress against absolute poverty over the last 200 years, until recent times the bulk of that progress had been made in wealthy countries only. The good news is that we have seen greater progress against poverty in the developing world in recent times-indeed, a faster pace of progress against extreme poverty than the rich world saw over a period of 100 years or more of economic development. However, continuing progress is far from assured. High and rising inequality has stalled progress against poverty in many countries. We are seeing generally rising relative poverty in the rich world as a whole over recent decades. And even in the developing world, there has been less progress in reaching the poorest, who risk being left behind, and a great many people in the emerging middle class remain highly vulnerable to falling back into poverty. The Economics of Poverty strives to support well-informed efforts to put in place effective policies to assure continuing success in reducing poverty in all its dimensions. The book reviews critically the past and present debates on the central policy issues of economic development everywhere. How much poverty is there? Why does poverty exist? What can be done to eliminate poverty? Martin Ravallion provides an accessible new synthesis of current knowledge on these issues. It does not assume that readers know economics already. Those new to economics get a lot of help along the way in understanding its concepts and methods. Economics lives though its relevance to real world problems, and here the problem of global poverty is both the central focus and a vehicle for learning"--
  • "An overview of the economic development of and policies intended to combat poverty around the world"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ravallion, Martin
Dewey number
339.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.P6
LC item number
.R3798 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Equality
  • Social policy
  • Equality
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
Label
The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy, Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-662) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Origins of the idea of a world free of poverty -- New thinking on poverty after 1950 -- Measuring welfare -- Poverty lines -- Poverty and inequality measures -- Impact evaluation -- Dimensions of poverty and inequality -- Growth, inequality and poverty -- Economy-wide and sectoral policies -- Targeted interventions -- Conclusions -- Past progress and future challenges
Control code
ocn921141318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 701 pages
Isbn
9780190212773
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015034911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025602060
System control number
(OCoLC)921141318
Label
The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy, Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-662) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Origins of the idea of a world free of poverty -- New thinking on poverty after 1950 -- Measuring welfare -- Poverty lines -- Poverty and inequality measures -- Impact evaluation -- Dimensions of poverty and inequality -- Growth, inequality and poverty -- Economy-wide and sectoral policies -- Targeted interventions -- Conclusions -- Past progress and future challenges
Control code
ocn921141318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 701 pages
Isbn
9780190212773
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015034911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025602060
System control number
(OCoLC)921141318

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