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 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.

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: 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 Up And Out

  • Filename: moving-up-and-out.
  • ISBN: 1439905509
  • Release Date: 2010-06-10
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Lori Holyfield
  • Publisher: Temple University Press



Single parent families in the United States have almost tripled in the past few decades. A huge majority of these families are female headed. In American culture it is not so important that we all be equal so much as it is that we all have equal opportunities. Yet sometimes we turn a blind eye to those who need us most. In fact, when it comes to single parent families, it is as if the barriers are too great, the issues too complex. We wind up reducing the debate to its lowest common denominator. Ironically, it is the families who are most affected that get tangled in the political barbed wire and hidden behind numbing statistics. Moreover, community responses, those small grassroots organizations who care deeply and give whole-heartedly are seldom celebrated, seldom recognized for their empowering efforts. Moving Up and Out focuses on just such a program, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, which has since 1984 provided scholarships for single parents interested in obtaining their post-secondary education. In this story of a highly successful nonprofit, Lori Holyfield (herself a recipient of a scholarship) draws upon the voices of single parents to consider the barriers and struggles faced as they attempt to obtain secondary education and change the lives of both themselves and their children. The help this program has brought to Arkansas residents is needed throughout the country.

From Poverty to Power

  • Filename: from-poverty-to-power.
  • ISBN: 9780855985936
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 522
  • Author: Duncan Green
  • Publisher: Oxfam



Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

The Glass Castle

  • Filename: the-glass-castle.
  • ISBN: 1416550607
  • Release Date: 2006-12-15
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers—soon to be a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

The Bottom Billion

  • Filename: the-bottom-billion.
  • ISBN: 9780198042549
  • Release Date: 2007-05-25
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Paul Collier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today. "Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading." --The Economist "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book." --Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review "Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty." --Financial Times

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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