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Portfolios of the poor : how the world's poor live on $2 a day

Author: Daryl Collins
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors report on the yearlong "financial diaries" of villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa--records that track penny by penny how specific households manage their money. --from publisher description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daryl Collins
ISBN: 9780691141480 0691141487 9780691148199 0691148198
OCLC Number: 276340745
Description: ix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The portfolios of the poor --
The daily grind --
Dealing with risk --
Building blocks : creating usefully large sums --
The price of money --
Rethinking microfinance : the Grameen II diaries --
Better portfolios.
Responsibility: Daryl Collins [and others].

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Explains how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems by conducting year-long interviews with impoverished villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa -  Read more...

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"A fascinating discussion of the finances of the world's poor."--Nicholas Kristof, NYTimes.com "Ten years ago, the authors of this unusual study began collecting detailed yearlong 'financial diaries' Read more...

 
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