Title

Pathways to poverty reduction

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2016

Abstract

Of the myriad approaches to reducing poverty, which have proved effective on a national scale? This article analyses 15 systematically selected national cases of demonstrated rapid poverty reduction, seeking insights into effective approaches to reducing poverty. From these 15 economies, in which the bottom quintile experienced an annual increase in income of at least 6% over at least a decade, emerge four poverty-reduction pathways: (1) industrialisation, (2) rural development, (3) social welfare and (4) petroleum-generated employment. In addition to helping us understand what policy approaches have actually helped reduce poverty, this article has implications for the understanding of economic growth, the impact of pro-growth policies, the relationship between state and market, and the roles of non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society.

Discipline

Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Development Policy Review

Volume

34

Issue

5

First Page

671

Last Page

690

ISSN

0950-6764

Identifier

10.1111/dpr.12167

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12167

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