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Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R792
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Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa (Paperback): Christopher B. Barrett, Peter D. Little, Michael Carter

Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa (Paperback)

Christopher B. Barrett, Peter D. Little, Michael Carter

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Prior work has shown that there is a significant amount of turnover amongst the African poor as households exit and enter poverty. Some of this mobility can be attributed to regular movement back and forth in response to exogenous variability in climate, prices, health, etc. ('churning'). Other crossings of the poverty line reflect permanent shifts in long-term well-being associated with gains or losses of productive assets or permanent changes in asset productivity due, for example, to adoption of improved technologies or access to new, higher-value markets. Distinguishing true structural mobility from simple churning is important because it clarifies the factors that facilitate such important structural change. Conversely, it also helps identify the constraints that may leave other households caught in a trap of persistent, structural poverty. The papers in this book help to distinguish the types of poverty and to deepen understanding of the structural features and constraints that create poverty traps. Such an understanding allows communities, local governments and donors to take proactive, effective steps to combat persistent poverty in Africa. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2007
First published: 2006
Editors: Christopher B. Barrett • Peter D. Little • Michael Carter
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-46389-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Poverty
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Unemployment
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Macroeconomics > General
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LSN: 0-415-46389-0
Barcode: 9780415463898

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