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The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke


Globalization and poverty epitomize two of the most pressing contemporary international development issues. Despite the enormous potential of globalization in accelerating economic growth and development through greater integration into the world economy, the spread and transfer of technology, and the transmission of knowledge, its impact on poverty reduction has been uneven and even marginal in some regions. Both the prevalence and depth of poverty in many parts of the developing world remain unacceptably high. Many of the current problems facing the global community are related to how fair t ... More

Keywords: Africa, Asia, comparative analysis, development, globalization, growth, inequality, Latin America, poverty

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584758
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Machiko Nissanke, editor
Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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Erik Thorbecke, editor
Graduate School and International Professor of Economics, Cornell University
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Part I Overview

Part II Asia

5 Globalization, Growth, and Poverty in India

N. R. Bhanumurthy and Arup Mitra1

7 Globalization and the Urban Poor in China

Yin Zhang and Guanghua Wan

Part III Latin America

8 Trade Liberalization, Employment Flows, and Wage Inequality in Brazil

Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite, and Matthew Wai-Poi1

Part IV Africa

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