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Aid and Global Poverty  

Simon Feeny and Mark McGillivray

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the relationship between foreign aid and poverty in developing countries, with the goal of determining whether donor governments are motivated and actively set out to ... More

Capability Deprivation  

Rod Hick and Tania Burchardt

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines capability deprivation as the basis for analyzing poverty. The capability approach, developed initially by Amartya Sen, questions the “informational space” on which ... More

Conclusion: Toward a New Paradigm for Understanding Poverty  

Mark R. Rank

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This concluding article proposes a new paradigm in which to understand poverty, focusing primarily on the United States even as several dimensions of the paradigm apply globally across ... More

The Discourse of Deservingness: Morality and the Dilemmas of Poverty Relief in Debate and Practice  

Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Elyse Kovalsky

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the trope of deservingness, one of the most enduring narratives used by government officials, the media, and the larger public to classify poor people and to ... More

The Dynamics of Poverty  

Anirudh Krishna

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the dynamics of poverty and explains why poverty dynamics studies are necessary: to estimate the risk of impoverishment and the probability of escaping poverty; to ... More

Economic Performance, Poverty, and Inequality in Rich Countries  

David Brady and Markus Jäntti

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores the interrelationships among poverty, economic performance, and inequality in rich countries. It argues that poverty rises and falls with the business cycle and ... More

Education  

Emily Hannum and Yu Xie

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores the correlation between poverty and education. Poverty has been a core concept of interest in research on educational inequality. However, the conceptualization of ... More

Employment and the Working Poor  

Jérôme Gautié and Sophie Ponthieux

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the phenomenon of working poverty and issues relating to employment and the working poor. It first provides an overview of the problems of definition and measurement ... More

Gender and Poverty  

Janet C. Gornick and Natascia Boeri

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the link between gender and poverty. It begins with a discussion of selected theoretical perspectives that have informed the study of poverty, with emphasis on ... More

Great Escapes and Great Divergences: Growth, Poverty, and Income Inequality on a Global Scale  

Robert H. Wade

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article highlights ambiguities and indeterminacies in our knowledge about growth, inequality, and poverty, stemming in particular from measurement difficulties and from differences in ... More

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