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    Poverty and Aspirations Failure

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    We develop a theoretical framework to study the psychology of poverty and 'aspirations failure'. In our framework, the rich and the poor share the same preferences - and also a behavioral bias in setting aspirations. Greater downside risks imposed by poverty exacerbates the effects of this behavioral bias: the poor are more susceptible to both an aspirations failure and pessimism about the likelihood of achieving success. Poverty limits the set of people whose life experiences the poor consider relevant for forming their own beliefs and aspirations. Mitigating behavioral poverty traps require policies which go beyond reducing material deprivation.Reference-dependent Preferences;Aspirations;Persistent Poverty;Locus of control;Simillarity and Belief Formation

    System level simulation for femtocellular networks

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    © 2014 IEEE. LTE is an emerging wireless data communication technology to provide broadband ubiquitous Internet access. Femtocells are included in 3GPP since Release 8 to enhance the indoor network coverage and capacity. System level simulation is used for performance evaluation of LTE-Femtocellular networks. Research works on performance optimization could not be justified since there was no common reference simulator to do so until the inception of LTE-Sim. The simulation scenarios for Femtocells in LTE-Sim encompasses two-tier macro-femto scenario but to the best of our knowledge there is no published work on coding and scripting of femtocell scenario in LTE-Sim. In this paper, the development of a femtocell scenario is discussed with simulation outcomes