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UNU-WIDER WP/2012/86 Aid, Growth, and Jobs

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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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WP/086 Aid, Growth, and Jobs

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Various development objectives are worthy, but to my mind, one objective dominates all others: reducing the scourge of absolute economic misery in the world. In this paper, I focus on an important but relatively underemphasized approach to poverty reduction: helping the poor earn more in the labour market for the work they do, so that they can buy the goods and services they need to move up out of poverty.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2012/86
Title:
WP/086 Aid, Growth, and Jobs
Authors:
Gary S. Fields
Publication date:
October 2012
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-550-5
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2012
Keywords:
foreign assistance, economic growth, employment, poverty, developing countries
JEL:
I3, J2, O1, O19
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges specific programme contributions from the governments of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida) and Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) for ReCom. UNU-WIDER also gratefully acknowledges core financial support to its work programme from the governments of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Format:
online

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