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POOR, RELATIVELY SPEAKING. FIFTEENTH GEARY LECTURE, 1982

By Amartya K. Sen

Abstract

When on the 6th of January 1941, amidst the roar of the guns of the second world war, President Roosevelt announced that "in the future days.., we look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms", including "freedom from want", he was voicing what was soon to become one of the major themes of the post-war era. While the elimination of poverty all over the world had become a much-discussed ir/ternational issue, it was in the richer countries that an immediate eradication seemed possible. That battle was joined soon enough after the war in those affluent countries and the ending of poverty had been a major issue in their policy discussions

Topics: poverty
Year: 1982
OAI identifier: oai:aei.pitt.edu:98955

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