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The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

This volume presents thirteen studies selected from the three regional conferences organized under the auspices of UNU-WIDER. They illustrate the differential effects of globalization on growth, inequality, and poverty in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Distinct processes of institutional and socio-political change, as well as significant differences in initial conditions, such as natural resource endowment, the quantity and quality of human capital, institutional framework, and the quality of governance, have had diverse effects on the poor in these regions. Focusing on distinct manifestations of globalization and their affect on poverty, these case studies cover the spectrum from broad macroeconomic regional and country analyses to micro-oriented village studies in each of the three continents. This volume clearly illustrates that the impact of globalization on poverty is extremely context specific, reflecting the heterogeneous and complex nature of the globalization-poverty nexus.

Table of contents
  1. Part I: Overview
    1. Comparative Analysis of the Globalization-Poverty Nexus in Asia, Latin America, and Africa
    Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
  2. Part I: Overview
    2. Globalization and the Human Development Trap
    David Mayer-Foulkes
    More Working Paper | Globalization and the Human Development Trap
  3. Part I: Overview
    3. Globalization, Literacy Levels, and Economic Development
    Alok Bhargava
    More Working Paper | Globalization, Literacy Levels, and Economic Development
  4. Part II: Asia
    4. Asia's Labour-Driven Growth, Flying Geese Style: Types of Trade, FDI, and Institutions Matter for the Poor
    Terutomo Ozawa
    More Working Paper | Asia's Labour-Driven Economic Development, Flying-Geese Style
  5. Part II: Asia
    5. Globalization, Growth, and Poverty in India
    N. R. Bhanumurthy
    More Working Paper | Globalization, Growth and Poverty in India
  6. Part II: Asia
    6. Globalization and Rural Poverty: Perspectives from a Social Observatory in the Philippines
    Yujiro Hayami
    More Working Paper | Globalization and Rural Poverty
  7. Part II: Asia
    7. Globalization and the Urban Poor in China
    Yin Zhang and Guanghua Wan
    More Working Paper | Globalization and the Urban Poor in China
  8. Part III: Latin America
    8. Trade Liberalization, Employment Flows, and Wage Inequality in Brazil
    Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Phillippe Leite and Matthew Wai-Poi
    More Working Paper | Trade Liberalization, Employment Flows and Wage Inequality in Brazil
  9. Part III: Latin America
    9. Globalization and the Urban Poor
    Janice E. Perlman
    More Working Paper | Globalization and the Urban Poor
  10. Part III: Latin America
    10. Globalization, Crop Choice, and Property Rights in Rural Peru, 1994-2004
    Alfred Field and Erica Field
    More Working Paper | Globalization, Crop Choice and Property Rights in Rural Peru, 1994-2004
  11. Part IV: Africa
    11. Globalization, Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in Africa: A Macroeconomic Perspective
    Jeffery I. Round
    More Working Paper | Globalization, Growth, Inequality and Poverty in Africa
  12. Part IV: Africa
    12. Globalization and Marginalization in Africa: Poverty, Risk, and Vulnerability in Rural Ethiopia
    Stefan Dercon
    More Working Paper | Globalization and Marginalization in Africa
  13. Part IV: Africa
    13. Inequality and Poverty in Africa in an Era of Globalization: Looking Beyond Income to Health and Education
    David E. Sahn and Stephen D. Younger
    More Working Paper | Inequality and Poverty in Africa in an Era of Globalization
  14. Part IV: Africa
    14. Post-Apartheid South Africa: Poverty and Distribution Trends in an Era of Globalization
    Servaas van der Berg, Ronelle Burger and Megan Louw
    More Working Paper | Post-Apartheid South Africa
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