Economic Growth and Poverty
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Economic Growth and Poverty

Nanak Kakwani and Hyun Hwa Son

This research review offers an insight to some of the most important questions economists and policymakers have been grappling over. A substantial amount of research has been carried out using cross-country regression models, resulting in a better and improved understanding of the linkage between economic growth and poverty reduction. The literature on cross-country regressions, however, has led to conflicting conclusions. Reconciling diverging messages makes it difficult to accurately inform policy-making. Based on a selection of influential papers, this volume provides a critical review of the literature. Scholars who envision a world free of extreme poverty will find this analysis particularly valuable.
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Nanak Kakwani and Hyun Hwa Son

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Economic Growth and Poverty

Nanak Kakwani and Hyun Hwa Son (eds)

ISBN 9781786439345

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