Poor Economics

Poor Economics

A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Book - 2011
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Argues that anti-poverty policy frequently fails due to a lack of understanding of poverty, offers insight into the flaws in many ideas about poverty, and explains better ways to approach issues related to the economic lives of the poor.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586487980
1586487981
Branch Call Number: 339 .46 BAN 2011
Characteristics: xi, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Duflo, Esther 1972-

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delfon
Jun 09, 2012

This is an insight full take causal factors affecting the poors progress in third world countries. They identify 5 areas of commonality.
1)-the lack of critical pieces of information.
2)-bearing too many aspects of normal living (ie:Chlorine in water is not universal).
3)-getting missed in some markets, (ie low savings rates, high financing rates).
4)-wrong people handle programs,as a result of: Ignorance, Ideology, and inertia.
5)-expectations can lead to fulfillment, either making one able on unable to perform.

Their conclusions seem capable of adaption to just about any situation; with some cultural modifications even first world countries might take heed.

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