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A Quest for Pro-Poor Globalization

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  • Machiko Nissanke
  • Erik Thorbecke

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While the opportunities offered by globalization can be large, the question is often raised whether the actual distribution of gains is fair and, in particular, whether the poor benefit proportionately less from globalization and could under some circumstances actually be hurt by it. The paper discusses channels and transmission mechanisms through which the process of globalization affects different aspects and dimensions of poverty in the developing world.

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  • Machiko Nissanke & Erik Thorbecke, 2006. "A Quest for Pro-Poor Globalization," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2006-46, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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