Moving Out of Poverty

  • Filename: moving-out-of-poverty.
  • ISBN: 0821372165
  • Release Date: 2009-03-25
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Deepa Narayan
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



'No matter if I fall, I get up again. If I fall 5,000 times, I will stand up another 5,000 times.' -- William, a 37-year-old from El Gorri n, Colombia Why and how do some people move out of poverty and stay out while others remain trapped? Most books on growth and poverty reduction are dominated by the perspectives of policy makers and academic experts. In contrast, 'Moving Out of Poverty: Success from the Bottom Up' presents the experiences of poor people who have made it out of poverty. The book's findings draw from the Moving Out of Poverty research conducted in communities in 15 countries in Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and South Asia. The authors synthesize the results of qualitative and quantitative research based on discussions with over 60,000 people in rural areas. They offer bottom-up perspectives on the processes and local institutions that play key roles in escapes from poverty. The study finds that there are no differences in the initiatives taken by the poor, the rich, and the upwardly mobile. What, then, explains the difference in outcomes? The authors demonstrate how in the face of deep social inequalities that block access to economic opportunities and local democracies individual initiative and empowerment by themselves are often not enough to escape poverty. This book will be of interest to all concerned with equity in an increasingly unequal world.

Moving Out of Poverty

  • Filename: moving-out-of-poverty.
  • ISBN: 0821381121
  • Release Date: 2009-12-09
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Deepa Narayan
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



There is no peace with hunger. Only promises and promises and no fulfillment. If there is no job, there is no peace. If there is nothing to cook in the pot, there is no peace. - Oscar, a 57-year-old man, El Gorri n, Colombia They want to construct their houses near the road, and they cannot do that if they do not have peace with their enemies. So peace and the road have developed a symbiotic relation. One cannot live without the other. . . . - A community leader from a conflict-affected community on the island of Mindanao, Philippines Most conflict studies focus on the national level, but this volume focuses on the community level. It explores how communities experience and recover from violent conflict, and the surprising opportunities that can emerge for poor people to move out of poverty in these harsh contexts. 'Rising from the Ashes of Conflict' reveals how poor people s mobility is shaped by local democracy, people s associations, aid strategies, and the local economic environment in over 100 communities in seven conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan. The findings suggest the need to rethink postconflict development assistance. This is the fourth volume in a series derived from the Moving Out of Poverty study, which explores mobility from the perspectives of poor people in more than 500 communities across 15 countries.

Moving Out of Poverty

  • Filename: moving-out-of-poverty.
  • ISBN: 082136992X
  • Release Date: 2007-07-30
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Deepa Narayan
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



This book brings together the latest thinking about poverty dynamics from diverse analytic traditions. While covering a vast body of conceptual and empirical knowledge about economic and social mobility, it takes the reader on compelling journeys of multigenerational accounts of three villages in Kanartaka, India, twelve years in the life of a street child in Burkina Faso, and much more. Leading development practitioners and scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology critically examine the literature from their disciplines and contribute new frameworks and evidence from their own works. The 'Moving Out of Poverty' series launched in 2007 is under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor of the World Bank and former director of the pathbreaking 'Voices of the Poor' series. It features the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people move out of poverty, and presents other work which builds on interdisciplinary and contextually grounded understandings of growth and poverty reduction.

Moving Out of Poverty

  • Filename: moving-out-of-poverty.
  • ISBN: 9781317376484
  • Release Date: 2015-08-20
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Jonna P. Estudillo
  • Publisher: Routledge



The words of US President John F. Kennedy, "the rising tide lifts all boats," mean inclusive growth in contemporary Asia, where the poor are able to participate in and benefit from economic growth. Moving Out of Poverty explores three channels through which economic growth confers gains to the poor and improves the status of women. The first channel is creation of productive employment as labor is typically the most abundant asset of the poor. Economic growth has created jobs in labor-intensive sectors such as agriculture, informal service sector, construction, transport, and low-skilled manufacturing. The second is investment in schooling, which coupled with the emergence of opportunities to earn income, has lifted women's status in the society. The third is increased availability of improved infrastructure that has a direct impact on increasing household income from wage work and self-employment activities. This book will be of great value to development economists, students and researchers interested in rural economies in Asia, and policymakers engaged in poverty reduction.

Pathways Out of Poverty in Rural Mozambique

  • Filename: pathways-out-of-poverty-in-rural-mozambique.
  • ISBN: 9780549827382
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



This research addresses three questions: (i) how have the incidence of poverty and the distribution of income changed? (ii) what factors are associated with rural household income change? and (iii) what factors are associated with moving out of or into poverty in the short-run? The analysis presented is based on a nationally representative two-period panel data set from Mozambique, covering the years 2001/2 and 2004/5. We cannot unambiguously argue that poverty headcount in 2005 (a year of more widespread drought) was higher than poverty headcount in 2002, but the poverty gap and squared poverty gap measures were both higher in the second period. Poverty has spatial, demographic, and asset holding dimensions. The diversification of off-farm income sources is strongly associated with increases in household income, and thus poverty reduction. For agricultural activities, especially crop production, reduction in vulnerability to drought is important for poverty reduction. Access to price information is positively correlated with income and poverty reduction in all areas, and the cultivation of tobacco is also significant in reducing poverty in the central part of the country. The impact on poverty of growing tobacco or cotton in the north was not significant, however. We also found that increases in landholding size can reduce poverty in rural Mozambique but will require additional inputs such as labor, fertilizers, and animal traction.

Moving Out of Poverty Cross disciplinary perspectives on mobility

  • Filename: moving-out-of-poverty-cross-disciplinary-perspectives-on-mobility.
  • ISBN: 0821369911
  • Release Date: 2007-10-02
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Patti L. Petesch
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



If you wish to preorder this title please complete our order form and fax it to +1-703-661-1501. This book brings together the latest thinking about poverty dynamics from diverse analytic traditions. Whilecovering a vast body of conceptual and empirical knowledge about economic and social mobility, it takes the reader oncompelling journeys of multigenerational accounts of threevillages in Kanartaka, India, twelve years in the life of a street child in Burkina Faso, and much more. Leading development practitioners and scholars from the fields of anthropology,economics, political science, and sociology critically examine the literature from their disciplines and contribute new frameworks and evidence from their own works. The Moving Out of Poverty series launched in2007 is under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor of the World Bank and former director of the pathbreaking Voices of the Poor series. It features the results ofnew comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people moveout of poverty, and presents other work which builds on interdisciplinary and contextually grounded understandings of growth and poverty reduction.

Evicted

  • Filename: evicted.
  • ISBN: 9780241260876
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Matthew Desmond
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



'Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights: shelter.' Owen Jones Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head. From abandoned slums to shelters, eviction courts to ghettoes, Matthew Desmond spent years living with and recording the stories of those struggling to survive - yet who won't give up. A work of love, care and humanity, Evicted reminds us why, without a home, nothing else is possible. It is one of the most necessary books of our time. 'This is an extraordinary and crucial piece of work. Read it. Please, read it' - Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family 'Sensitive, achingly beautiful' - Robert D. Putnam, author of Our Kids

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