The South Asian Development Paradox: Can Social Outcomes Keep Pace with Growth?
AbstractSouth Asia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet it is also home to the largest concentration of people living in debilitating poverty. How do the two coexist? The paradox of South Asia is that growth has been instrumental in reducing poverty rates, but poverty rates have not fallen fast enough to reduce the total number of poor people, and there remains huge room for improvement in education, health, and women’s economic participation.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 53 (March)
South Asia; India; growth; poverty; educatuion; health; gender equity; economic participation; equity; GDP;
Other versions of this item:
- Ejaz Ghani, 2011. "The South Asian Development Paradox : Can Social Outcomes Keep Pace with Growth?," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10105, The World Bank.
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
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