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Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the “Global Village”

  • Armando Barrientos


  • Daniel Neff


    (GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies)

The paper explores attitudes to chronic poverty in a cross-section of developed and developing countries based on data from the World Values Survey Wave Three (1994-1998). The analysis finds a consistent belief among a majority of respondents that poverty is chronic. This paper also explores the factors that influence public attitudes to chronic poverty and finds that interests, position, knowledge, and shared values relating to social justice are important.

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Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 134.

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Length: 23
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:134
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