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Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

PB Anand, Shailaja Fennell, and Flavio Comim


There are considerable variations in the extent to which growth has improved the position of the poor. In all cases except one the incomes of the poorest have improved over the periods for which data on distribution are available. However, in all cases there is some evidence that inequality has tended to increase. The relative importance of mineral production appears to be associated with higher levels of inequality. An important question for mineral-exporting countries is how to ensure that national mineral wealth is used to support pro-poor investment. In view of the observed tendency for de ... More

Keywords: inequality, growth, structural change, African Lions, poverty reduction

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827535
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

PB Anand, editor
Reader in Environmental Economics and Public Policy, University of Bradford, UK

Shailaja Fennell, editor
Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

Flavio Comim, editor
Lecturer in Economics, University Ramon Llull/IQS, Spain

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Part I Introduction

1 BRICS and emerging economies

P.B. Anand, Flavio Comim, and Shailaja Fennell

Part II Economic Perspectives, Resources, and Development

4 Growth, employment, and social protection in BRICS

Moazam Mahmood and Florence Bonnet

6 Capitalizing the world

Aashish Kalra and Vinode Ramgopal

12 Building BRICS in Africa?

Pádraig Carmody

Part III Social Development Challenges and Perspectives

16 Education in BRICS

Aline K. Dalcin, Thomas H. Kang, Daiane Zanon, Felipe A. Bellé, Luana P. Betti, Fábio A. Rasche Jr, and Flavio Comim

19 Beyond cash transfers

Kenia Parsons

21 Minimum wages and inequality in Mexico

Alice Krozer, Stefanie Garry, and Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid

Part IV Inequality and Political Economies

23 Demography and roots of gender inequality in BRICS

Prabir C. Bhattacharya and Vibhor Saxena

24 Equality of opportunity in Brazil and India

Sabino da Silva Porto Jr, Bernardo Frederes Krämer Alcalde, and Izete Pengo Bagolin

26 Violence and BRICS

Lucy McMahon

27 Inequality and crime in Latin America

Catalina Droppelmann Roepke and Nicolás Trajtenberg

Part V Sustainable Development Issues

30 Happiness in BRICS

Tadashi Hirai

31 Urban economic development

Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Part VI Governance Issues

42 Reshaping Eurasia

Vsevolod Samokhvalov

43 Turkey

Utku Teksoz

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