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Poverty: Causes, Responses and Consequences in Rural South Africa


Elizabeth Francis


London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of International Development

April 1, 2006

Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 60

Abstract:     
This paper examines recent contributions to the analysis of poverty, particularly those emphasising the constraints on the poor posed by social relations and institutions that systematically benefit the powerful. It proposes an analytic framework for study of the causes of poverty, responses to poverty and the consequences of those responses. This framework is then applied to a case study from rural South Africa. The case study underlines the importance of understanding the processes linking poverty at the local level with the regional and national political economy. It also suggests that responses to poverty in this case may be unsustainable.

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Keywords: agriculture, policy, adverse incorporation, remote rural areas, livelihoods, insecurity

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Date posted: February 3, 2011  

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Francis, Elizabeth, Poverty: Causes, Responses and Consequences in Rural South Africa (April 1, 2006). Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 60. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1753637 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1753637

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