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Poverty Reduction

By Isabel Ortiz

Abstract

The paper reviews poverty trends and measurements, poverty reduction in historical perspective, the poverty-inequality-growth debate, national poverty reduction strategies, criticisms of the agenda and the need for redistribution, international policies for poverty reduction, and ultimately understanding poverty at a global scale. It belongs to a series of backgrounders developed at Joseph Stiglitz's Initiative for Policy Dialogue.

Topics: I3 - Welfare and Poverty
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1201/b15747.pt2
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:31961

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