Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

1-2008

Abstract

Economic growth and liberal economic policies often help the poor, but what about the numerous cases in which they do not? This article analyzes two types of cases: those in which income growth of the poor was significantly lower than expectations (negative exceptions) and those in which income growth of the poor significantly exceeded expectations (positive exceptions). Insights from these cases inform our theoretical understanding of poverty reduction. In addition, this article contributes a typology of strategies used in these cases, including alternative pathways to economic growth and neoliberal prescriptions for poverty reduction.

Keywords

economic growth, poverty reduction, liberalization

Discipline

Growth and Development

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

World Development

Volume

36

Issue

11

First Page

2127

Last Page

2143

ISSN

0305-750X

Identifier

10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.020

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.10.020

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