Most people expect strong economic growth to be closely linked to a decline in poverty. By the same token, fast-developing economies should experience fast-shrinking poverty rates. But, in reality, this link between growth and poverty is seldom consistent. In 'Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwest China', political scientist John A. Donaldson discusses an alternative take on mediating the effects of economic growth on the poor through a multi-method study of two Chinese provinces.
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