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The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy

Author: Martin Ravallion
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2016.
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The book reviews past and present debates on the challenges faced in attaining equitable economic development. The book aims to provide an introduction to economics where the application to poverty  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Ravallion
ISBN: 9780190212766 0190212764
OCLC Number: 987622336
Description: xxxi, 701 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part One. History of Thought: 1. Origins of the Idea of a World Free of Poverty; 2. New Thinking on Poverty after 1950 --
Part Two. Measures and Methods: 3. Measuring Welfare; 4. Poverty Lines; 5. Poverty and Inequality Measures; 6. Impact Evaluation --
Part Three. Poverty and Policy: 7. Dimensions of Poverty and Inequality; 8. Growth, Inequality and Poverty; 9. Economy-Wide and Sectoral Policies; 10. Targeted Interventions --
Conclusions: Past Progress and Future Challenges.
Responsibility: Martin Ravallion.

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