Growth, Inequality, and Poverty by Anthony F. Shorrocks
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Growth, Inequality, and Poverty
By Anthony F. Shorrocks

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty

Prospects for Pro-poor Economic Development

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Growth, Inequality, and Poverty by Anthony F. Shorrocks

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The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic. Some of the chapters help explain why there is profound disagreement on crucial issues of growth, poverty and inequality within academic circles, and among organizations and various groups active in the development field. Another central theme is the cross-country evidence on the relationship between growth and poverty, and the extent to which it is valid to draw policy conclusions from this empirical evidence. The volume also shows how new microeconomic techniques such as poverty maps and microsimulation models can be used to improve poverty analysis and the design of pro-poor policies. The overall conclusion points to the need for diverse strategies towards growth and poverty, rather than simple blanket policy rules. Initial conditions, specific country structures, and time horizons all play a significant role. Initial conditions affect the speed with which growth reduces poverty and can also determine whether policies such as trade liberalization have a pro-poor or an anti-poor outcome. Improved education is valuable in itself, and also contributes to poverty reduction; but its effect on inequality depends on supply and demand factors, which differ significantly across countries. Likewise, the quantitative impact on poverty of redistribution from the rich to the poor vis-a-vis an increase in total national income can vary greatly across countries. Hence the need for creative approaches to poverty which take full account of the specific circumstances of individual nations and which assign a central role to inequality analysis in the discussion of poverty-alleviation policies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199282241
ISBN-10: 0199282242
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Advancing Development by Anthony F. Shorrocks Advancing Development, Paperback (January 2007)

This book reflects on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen over the next two decades. As well as studying development economics in retrospect, the volume explores the current debates and challenges and looks forward at the problems that affect the global capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty by Anthony F. Shorrocks Growth, Inequality, and Poverty, Hardback (March 2004)

This is a collection of papers examining the pressing issue of increasing inequality in the distribution of income in developing countries.

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Author Biography - Anthony F. Shorrocks

Rolph van der Hoeven is Manager of the Technical Secretariat of the World Commission on Globalization, established by the International Labour Organization in Geneva. Having previously held positions in the Employment Strategy Department at the ILO and with UNICEF in New York, he is widely published on employment, poverty, inequality, and economic reform issues.

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