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What makes you poor? Critical Reflections about Ibn Khaldūn and factors of poverty

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  • Krauss, Heidi R.

    (Allensbach University)

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This article is a brief introduction to Ibn Khaldūn and his contribution to economy. It sets its focus on the subject poverty and tries to highlight some thoughts about this subject, leading us from Ibn Khaldūns work to the modern insights of the book “Why nations fail”. What are the reasons for poverty and income inequality? What are we actually talking about? And which lessons can we take out of this?

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  • Krauss, Heidi R., 2016. "What makes you poor? Critical Reflections about Ibn Khaldūn and factors of poverty," Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre ökonomische Forschung, Allensbach Hochschule, issue 1, pages 66-72, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:zfioef:0007
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    Keywords

    Ibn Khaldūn; Income inequality; poverty; risk;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • N17 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Africa; Oceania
    • N30 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - General, International, or Comparative

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