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Poverty and Exclusion in North and South: Essays on Social Policy and Global Poverty Reduction

Poverty and Exclusion in North and South: Essays on Social Policy and Global Poverty Reduction

1st Edition

Elizabeth Dowler, Paul Mosley
June 23, 2014

Over the past decade there has been a worrying increase in poverty in the industrialised countries of the "North", while many of the developing countries of the "South" have experienced some improvement. This collection argues that there are a number of likenesses between the predicaments of North...

Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge

Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge

1st Edition

Daniel Bromley, Glen Anderson
June 21, 2012

Over five decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made....

Uniting on Food Assistance: The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation

Uniting on Food Assistance: The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation

1st Edition

Christopher B. Barrett, Julia Steets, Andrea Binder
December 20, 2011

This book chronicles the most essential causes and implications of these trends, which have expanded international food assistance well beyond the simple shipment of donated food aid commodities. We pay particular attention to how these trends shape and are shaped by European Union (EU) and United...

Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property Rights and Property Wrongs

Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property Rights and Property Wrongs

1st Edition

Michael Lipton
April 26, 2011

First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Social Economics of Poverty

The Social Economics of Poverty

1st Edition

Christopher B. Barrett
September 22, 2005

A unique analysis of the moral and social dimensions of microeconomic behaviour in developing countries, this book calls into question standard notions of rationality and many of the assumptions of neo-classical economics, and shows how these are inappropriate in communities with widespread...

Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting its Role

Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting its Role

1st Edition

Christopher B. Barrett, Dan Maxwell
June 23, 2005

This book analyzes the impact food aid programmes have had over the past fifty years, assessing the current situation as well as future prospects. Issues such as political expediency, the impact of international trade and exchange rates are put under the microscope to provide the reader with a...

The IMF and the Future

The IMF and the Future

1st Edition

Graham Bird
November 28, 2002

The International Monetary Fund has been criticised from both the right and the left of the political spectrum with the right arguing that it is too interventionist and creates more problems than it solves and the left on occasion demanding that it be abolished altogether. What seems almost beyond...

Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries

Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries

1st Edition

Chandan Mukherjee, Howard White, Marc Wuyts
December 18, 1997

Getting accurate data on less developed countries has created great problems for studying these areas. Yet until recently students of development economics have relied on standard econometrics texts, which assume a Western context. Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries solves this...

Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices

Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices

1st Edition

Frances Stewart
September 14, 1995

The last decade has brought sharp adjustment and rising poverty for most of the developing world. Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices examines the major causes and results of this situation, including: *the relationship between structural adjustment and poverty; *the extent to which the...

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