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Spatial disparities in human development : perspectives from Asia

Author: S M Ravi Kanbur; Anthony Venables; Guang Hua Wan
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006.
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"Spatial disparities are a measure of the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power and resources between peoples in different locations. This book focuses on issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals including conflict, poverty, and the causes and consequences of inequality. It applies the latest research techniques including regression-based decomposition, poverty decomposition and computable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spatial disparities in human development.
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)647415455
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S M Ravi Kanbur; Anthony Venables; Guang Hua Wan
ISBN: 9280811223 9789280811223
OCLC Number: 62090754
Description: xxii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Spatial disparities in human development : an overview of the Asian evidence / Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables and Guanghua Wan --
Methodological issues --
Poverty mapping with aggregate census data : what is the loss in precision? / Nicholas Minot and Bob Baulch --
A decomposition analysis of regional poverty in Russia / Stanislav Kolenikov and Anthony Shorrocks --
Trade liberalization and spatial inequality : a methodological innovation in Vietnamese perspective / Henning Tarp Jensen and Finn Tarp --
Inequality in Asia --
Fifty years of regional inequality in China : a journey through central planning, reform and openness / Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang --
Income inequality in rural China : regression-based decomposition using household data / Guanghua Wan and Zhangyue Zhou --
Divergent means and convergent inequality of incomes among the provinces and cities of urban China / John Knight, Li Shi and Zhao Renwei --
Industrial location and spatial inequality : theory and evidence from India / Somik V. Lall and Sanjoy Chakravorty --
Spatial horizontal inequality and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal / S. Mansoob Murshed and Scott Gates --
Changes in spatial income inequality in the Philippines : an exploratory analysis / Arsenio M. Balisacan and Nobuhiko Fuwa --
Spatial inequality and development in Central Asia / Kathryn H. Anderson and Richard Pomfret --
Poverty in Asia --
Decomposing spatial differences in poverty in India / Shatakshee Dhongde --
Commune-level estimation of poverty measures and its application in Cambodia / Tomoki Fujii.
Responsibility: edited by Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables, and Guanghua Wan.
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