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Poverty in developing countries

Ernesto Pernia () and M.G. Quibria ()

Chapter 45 in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 1999, vol. 3, pp 1865-1934 from Elsevier

Abstract: This chapter begins with the dimensions of the poverty problem in developing countries, and then deals with conceptual and measurement issues. It next discusses the nature, characteristics and correlates of rural and urban poverty. It looks into the issue of gender and poverty, then turns to the relationship between poverty and population growth. It also examines the crucial nexus between economic growth and poverty. Before concluding, the chapter discusses strategies and policies for poverty reduction.

JEL-codes: R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999
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