Chronic Poverty: Concepts, Causes and Policy

Hardcover | May 30, 2013

EditorAndrew Shepherd, Julia Brunt

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Based on over a decade of research by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, this volume analyses the challenges to be met if global extreme poverty is to be eradicated. Building on case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Uganda, it includes material on poverty dynamics, the inter-generational transmission of poverty, the importance of building assets and reducing vulnerability, the critical nature of conflict as a cause of impoverishment and chronic poverty, and new thinking about the close relationship between social exclusion and adverse incorporation. Current policy does not adequately support pathways out of poverty: neither the positives of getting a good job, or building assets, nor the negatives of preventing setbacks along the way. While social protection is increasingly on the policy agenda by way of preventing extreme setbacks, the pro-poorest economic growth and labour market policies, the rounded approach to providing enough education to poor children, all need much greater policy makers' attention. Policy makers also need to consider the norms which govern social groups and inter-group social relationships which determine how people make use of assets and capabilities, and how to change those norms where they are problematic for socio-economic mobility, or lead to conflict.

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Based on over a decade of research by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, this volume analyses the challenges to be met if global extreme poverty is to be eradicated. Building on case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Uganda, it includes material on poverty dynamics, the inter-generational transmission of poverty, the impor...

Andrew Shepherd is a director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, UK. He was director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, from 2005 to 2011, and a senior manager at the Overseas Development Institute, UK. He was previously a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK, and also worked for UNICEF in Sudan. He has p...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.66 × 5.69 × 1.08 inPublished:May 30, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230579345

ISBN - 13:9780230579347

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Karen Moore & Julia Brunt
2. An Evolving Framework for Understanding Chronic Poverty; Andrew Shepherd
3. Understanding Poverty Dynamics and Economic Mobility; Bob Baulch
4. The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: An Overview; Kate Bird
5. Does Vulnerability Create Poverty Traps?; Armando Barrientos
6. Assets and Chronic Poverty; Andy McKay
7. Adverse-incorporation, Social Exclusion and Chronic Poverty; Sam Hickey & Andries du Toit
8. Violent Conflict and Chronic Poverty; Tony Addison, Kathryn Bach & Tim Braunholtz-Speight
9. Low Accumulation, High Vulnerability and Greater Exclusions: Why the Chronically Poor Cannot Escape Poverty in Bangladesh, or Elsewhere in South Asia; Binayak Sen & Zulfiqar Ali
10 . Understanding Youth Life-course Poverty in Ethiopia; Yisak Tafere
11 . Policies to Address Chronic Poverty in India; Aasha Kapur Mehta, Amita Shah, Trishna Satpathy, Shashanka Bhide & Anand Kumar
12. Chronic Poverty in Uganda: Issues and Policy Options; Charles Lwanga-Ntale
13. Conclusion; Andrew Shepherd

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