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Understanding and reducing persistent poverty in Africa: Introduction to a special issue

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  • Christopher Barrett
  • Michael Carter
  • Peter Little

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This paper introduces a special issue exploring persistent poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. As a set, these papers break new ground in exploring the dynamics of structural poverty, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis and adopting an asset-based approach to the study of changes in well-being, especially in response to a wide range of different (climatic, health, political, and other) shocks. In this introductory essay, we frame these studies, building directly on evolving conceptualisations of poverty in Africa.

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Volume (Year): 42 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 167-177

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  1. Bigsten, Arne & Shimeles, Abebe, 2008. "Poverty Transition and Persistence in Ethiopia: 1994-2004," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 36(9), pages 1559-1584, September.
  2. Dillon, Andrew & QuiƱones, Esteban J., 2010. "Asset dynamics in Northern Nigeria:," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 1049, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Bogale, Ayalneh & Korf, Benedikt, 2009. "Analysis of poverty and its covariates among smallholder farmers in the eastern Hararghe highlands of Ethiopia," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China, International Association of Agricultural Economists 51469, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Santos, Paulo & Barrett, Christopher B., 2011. "Persistent poverty and informal credit," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 96(2), pages 337-347, November.
  5. Alem, Yonas, 2014. "Poverty Persistence and Intra-Household Heterogeneity in Occupations: Some Evidence from Ethiopia," Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future dp-14-05-efd, Resources For the Future.
  6. Alem, Yonas, 2013. "Poverty Persistence and Intra-Household Heterogeneity in Occupations: Evidence from Urban Ethiopia," Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics 580, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  7. Giesbert, Lena & Schindler, Kati, 2012. "Assets, Shocks, and Poverty Traps in Rural Mozambique," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(8), pages 1594-1609.
  8. Chapoto, Antony & Banda, Diana J. & Haggblade, Steven & Hamukwala, Priscilla, 2011. "Factors Affecting Poverty Dynamics in Rural Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 109888, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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