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By Bob Baulch

This edited publication analyzes what traps humans in persistent poverty, and what permits them to break out from it, utilizing long term panel surveys from six Asian and African international locations.

The distinguishing function of those stories, that have been commissioned by means of the persistent Poverty study heart, is that they span longer classes or have extra survey waves than such a lot constructing nation panels. this permits a close account of the maintainers of power poverty and drivers of poverty dynamics. a few of the reviews (from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Vietnam) are written through top improvement economists, and all pay cautious realization to the tricky problems with attrition, dimension errors and monitoring. The book's comparative viewpoint highlights the typical components which reason humans to fall into power poverty and make allowance them to break-free from it. a few promising regulations and interventions for lowering persistent poverty are pointed out.

This updated booklet could be a great source for overseas improvement organizations, teachers focusing on improvement economics and improvement stories, and researchers in overseas NGOs. Graduate scholars of improvement economics and improvement experiences also will locate a lot to curiosity them.

Contributors include: B. Baulch, S.D. Bhatta, V.H. Dat, S. Dercon, D. Hulme, H.R. Lohano, J. could, C. Porter, A. Quisumbing, S. Sharma, I. Woolard

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And S. Klasen (2005), ‘Determinants of income mobility and household poverty dynamics in South Africa’, Journal of Development Studies, 41 (5), 865–97. Wooldridge J. (2002), Econometric Analysis of Cross-sectional and Panel Data, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. indd 28 23/06/2011 15:17 2. Poverty transitions, shocks and consumption in rural Bangladesh, 1996–97 to 2006–07 Agnes R. Quisumbing INTRODUCTION What factors contribute to sustainable poverty reduction? This question interests researchers and policymakers alike, particularly in Bangladesh, which has posted a marked reduction in poverty incidence in the past decade.

4. More than half of all households in the agricultural technology villages report having been affected by shocks. 50 Note: Summary statistics are adjusted using attrition weights, see Appendix foregone income), floods, and dowry and wedding-related expenses. 73 per cent of households have experienced an illness-related shock. 27 per cent. 8 The relative ranking of these shocks does not correspond exactly to the ranking of factors responsible for household decline or remaining in poverty obtained from the focus group discussions conducted in a subsample of these sites during Phase I of the current study (Davis, 2007).

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