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Growth Is Good for Whom, When, How? Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Exceptional Cases
World Development
  • John Andrew DONALDSON, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Version
Postprint
Publication Date
1-2008
Abstract
Economic growth and liberal economic policies often help the poor, but what about the numerous cases in which they do not? This article analyzes two types of cases: those in which income growth of the poor was significantly lower than expectations (negative exceptions) and those in which income growth of the poor significantly exceeded expectations (positive exceptions). Insights from these cases inform our theoretical understanding of poverty reduction. In addition, this article contributes a typology of strategies used in these cases, including alternative pathways to economic growth and neoliberal prescriptions for poverty reduction.
Keywords
  • economic growth,
  • poverty reduction,
  • liberalization
Identifier
10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.020
Publisher
Elsevier
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.020
Citation Information
John Andrew DONALDSON. "Growth Is Good for Whom, When, How? Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Exceptional Cases" World Development Vol. 36 Iss. 11 (2008) p. 2127 - 2143 ISSN: 0305-750X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_donaldson/3/