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Poverty in developing countries

In: Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics

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  • Pernia, Ernesto M.
  • Quibria, M.G.

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This chapter begins with the dimensions of the poverty problem in developing countries, and then deals with conceptual and measurement issues. It next discusses the nature, characteristics and correlates of rural and urban poverty. It looks into the issue of gender and poverty, then turns to the relationship between poverty and population growth. It also examines the crucial nexus between economic growth and poverty. Before concluding, the chapter discusses strategies and policies for poverty reduction.

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  • Pernia, Ernesto M. & Quibria, M.G., 1999. "Poverty in developing countries," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, in: P. C. Cheshire & E. S. Mills (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 45, pages 1865-1934, Elsevier.
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    1. Ernesto M. Pernia & Maria Janela M. Generoso, 2015. "Solar Power's Rise and Promise," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 201508, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
    2. Koizumi, Naoru & McCann, Philip, 2006. "Living on a plot of land as a tenure choice: The case of Panama," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 349-371, December.
    3. Rana Hasan & M.G. Quibria & Yangseon Kim, 2003. "Poverty and Economic Freedom: Evidence from Cross-Country Data," Economics Study Area Working Papers 60, East-West Center, Economics Study Area.
    4. Ernesto M. Pernia, 2008. "Migration, Remittances, Poverty and Inequality The Philippines," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 200801, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
    5. Hodge, Graeme, 2002. "Private Sector Development Strategy: Some Critical Issues," Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC) Working papers 30610, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
    6. Ruperto P. Alonzo, et al, 2004. "Population and Poverty : The Real Score," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 200415, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

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    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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