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Thinking 'Small' and the Understanding of Poverty: Maymana and Mofizul's Story

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Much recent thinking on poverty and poverty reduction is ‘big’ in terms of its ideas, units of analysis, datasets, plans and ambitions. While recognising some of the benefits of such approaches this paper argues that researchers should counterbalance this through ‘thinking small’. It illustrates this through the life history of a poor two person household in Bangladesh. Maymana and Mofizul’s story confirms much current thinking about persistent poverty in that country. [WP No. 22].

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  • David Hulme, 2009. "Thinking 'Small' and the Understanding of Poverty: Maymana and Mofizul's Story," Working Papers id:1843, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1843 Note: Institutional Papers
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    1. Hulme, David & Shepherd, Andrew, 2003. "Conceptualizing Chronic Poverty," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 403-423, March.
    2. Deepa Narayan & Robert Chambers & Meera K. Shah & Patti Petesch, 2000. "Voices of the Poor : Crying Out for Change," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13848.
    3. Robert Hunter Wade, 2002. "Globalisation, Poverty and Income Distribution: Does the Liberal Argument Hold?," RBA Annual Conference Volume,in: David Gruen & Terry O'Brien & Jeremy Lawson (ed.), Globalisation, Living Standards and Inequality: Recent Progress and Continuing Challenges Reserve Bank of Australia.
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    poverty; Bangladesh; reduction; household; country; health services; social protection; methodology; family; MDGs;

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