The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Hardcover | June 26, 2010

EditorMachiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke

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Globalization and poverty are two of the most pressing contemporary international development issues. Despite the enormous potential of globalization to accelerate economic growth and development, through greater integration into the world economy, the spread and transfer of technology, andthe transmission of knowledge, its impact on poverty reduction has been uneven and even marginal in some regions. Both the prevalence and depth of poverty in many parts of the developing world remain unacceptably high. This volume presents thirteen studies selected from the three regional conferences organized under the auspices of UNU-WIDER. They illustrate the differential effects of globalization on growth, inequality, and poverty in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Distinct processes of institutional andsocio-political change, as well as significant differences in initial conditions, such as natural resource endowment, the quantity and quality of human capital, institutional framework, and the quality of governance, have had diverse effects on the poor in these regions. Focusing on distinctmanifestations of globalization and their affect on poverty, these case studies cover the spectrum from broad macroeconomic regional and country analyses to micro-oriented village studies in each of the three continents. This volume clearly illustrates that the impact of globalization on poverty isextremely context specific, reflecting the heterogeneous and complex nature of the globalization-poverty nexus.

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Globalization and poverty are two of the most pressing contemporary international development issues. Despite the enormous potential of globalization to accelerate economic growth and development, through greater integration into the world economy, the spread and transfer of technology, andthe transmission of knowledge, its impact on p...

Machiko Nissanke is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She previously worked at Birkbeck College, University College London and the University of Oxford, and was also Research Fellow of Nuffield College and the Overseas Development Institute. She has published numerous books and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:June 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584753

ISBN - 13:9780199584758

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Part I: Overview1. Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke: Comparative Analysis of the Globalization-Poverty Nexus in Asia, Latin America, and Africa2. David Mayer-Foulkes: Globalization and the Human Development Trap3. Alok Bhargava: Globalization, Literacy Levels, and Economic DevelopmentPart II: Asia4. Terutomo Ozawa: Asia's Labour-Driven Growth, Flying Geese Style: Types of Trade, FDI, and Institutions Matter for the Poor5. N. R. Bhanumurthy and Arup Mitra: Globalization, Growth, and Poverty in India6. Yujiro Hayami: Globalization and Rural Poverty: Perspectives from a Social Observatory in the Philippines7. Yin Zhang and Guanghua Wan: Globalization and the Urban Poor in ChinaPart III: Latin America8. Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite, and Matthew Wai-Poi: Trade Liberalization, Employment Flows, and Wage Inequality in Brazil9. Janice E. Perlman: Globalization and the Urban Poor10. Alfred J. Field and Erica Field: Globalization, Crop Choice, and Property Rights in Rural Peru, 1994-2004Part IV: Africa11. Jeffrey I. Round: Globalization, Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Africa: A Macroeconomic Perspective12. Stefan Dercon: Globalization and Marginalization in Africa: Poverty, Risk, and Vulnerability in Rural Ethiopia13. David E. Sahn and Stephen D. Younger: Inequality and Poverty in Africa in an Era of Globalization: Looking Beyond Income to Health and Education14. Servaas van der Berg, Ronelle Burger, and Megan Louw: Post-Apartheid South Africa: Poverty and Distribution Trends in an Era of Globalization