Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa
Christopher B. Barrett
Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
Michael R. Carter
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
affiliation not provided to SSRN
February 1, 2006
Journal of Development Studies, 2006
his paper introduces a special issue exploring persistent poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. As a set, these papers break new ground in exploring the dynamics of structural poverty, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis and adopting an asset-based approach to the study of changes in well-being, especially in response to a wide range of different (climatic, health, political, and other) shocks. In this introductory essay, we frame these studies, building directly on evolving conceptualisations of poverty in Africa.
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Date posted: May 24, 2011
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