Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa

Journal of Development Studies, 2006

Posted: 24 May 2011

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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

Peter Little

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 1, 2006

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Barrett, Christopher B. and Carter, Michael R. and Little, Peter, Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa (February 1, 2006). Journal of Development Studies, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846883

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Michael R. Carter

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics ( email )

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Peter Little

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