Poor Poverty: The Impoverishment Of Analysis

Poor Poverty: The Impoverishment Of Analysis

by United Nations U.N. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
     
 

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Despite greater efforts in reducing poverty since the early 1980s, poverty remains stubbornly high in many parts of the world. This collection argues that the mainstream perspectives on poverty and deprivation have contributed to considerable distortion and misunderstanding and that is not unrelated to ineffectual policy prescriptions. In particular it highlights

Overview

Despite greater efforts in reducing poverty since the early 1980s, poverty remains stubbornly high in many parts of the world. This collection argues that the mainstream perspectives on poverty and deprivation have contributed to considerable distortion and misunderstanding and that is not unrelated to ineffectual policy prescriptions. In particular it highlights the World Bank's dollar-a-day measure of poverty and exposes the inadequacies of Bretton Woods-inspired poverty reduction programs.

It also compares the performance of China and India, and identifies their failures in critical areas such as addressing inequality and structural transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849664172
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Series:
United Nations Series on Development Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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