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Poverty, Inequality and Policy

Edited by Gabriel Staicu

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

What is poverty and how do we measure it? What is the link between inequality and poverty? What can governments do to alleviate poverty and inequality? Does economic growth reduce poverty in the long run? These are some important research questions that are addressed in this book. It brings together important researchers and university professors to offer some analytical insights into the field of poverty, inequality, and public policies. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods, the authors examine issues relating to (a) contextual, academic, and cognitive differences between rural and urban poverty; (b) the impact of inequality on poverty; (c) theoretical considerations and empirical findings about poverty and inequality with a special reference to Croatia and Pakistan; (d) the role of trade facilitation in reducing poverty in South Asia; and (e) the impact of trade liberalization on economic growth and poverty implications with a special reference to Sri Lanka. The reader of this book will find it concise, with a clearly defined research methodology and findings, and easy to understand. Benefiting of recent statistical data and practical experience from various countries around the world, the findings and conclusions might be helpful to academia and policy makers to find better answers to poverty and inequality in the future.

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Poverty, Inequality and PolicyEdited by Gabriel Staicu

Published: October 4th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66065

ISBN: 978-953-51-3560-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3559-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4634-6

Copyright year: 2017

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1. Introductory Chapter: Looking for the Way Forward in Eradicating Poverty and Inequality

By Gabriel Staicu


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2. Growing up in Rural vs. Urban Poverty: Contextual, Academic, and Cognitive Differences

By Michele Tine


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3. Inequality as Determinant of the Persistence of Poverty

By Julián Augusto Casas Herrera


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4. Poverty and Its Alleviation: The Case of Pakistan

By Muhammad Azeem Ashraf


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5. Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Croatia

By Predrag Bejaković


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6. The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Poverty and Welfare in South Asia: A Special Reference to Sri Lanka

By Sumudu Perera, Mahinda Siriwardana and Stuart Mounter


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7. Trade Facilitation, Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation: South Asia at a Glance

By Subashini Perera, Mahinda Siriwardana and Stuart Mounter


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