Pathways Out of Poverty Book Series – Reviews

The Pathways out of Poverty book series contains 3 books by Sam Daley-Harris, Ann Awimbo, Gary S. Fields, Guy Pfeffermann and Benedito Cunguara.

Here are links to them on Amazon.

Pathways out of poverty in rural Mozambique: A panel data analysis, 2002/2005

Poverty reduction is the foremost important development goal in Mozambique. In spite of tremendous strides in reducing poverty over the last 10 years, the majority of the population is still poor, particularly in rural areas, making the study of poverty dynamics important. Using a unique nationally representative panel data set from rural Mozambique, this book, therefore, addresses 3 questions: how have the incidence of poverty and the distribution of income changed? what factors are associated with rural household income change? and what factors are associated with moving out of or into poverty in the short-run? The analysis should help shed light on poverty dynamics, and should be especially useful to professionals in international development, or any stakeholder working in rural development.

Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries

Until recently, development economists tended to assume a role for private enterprise in reducing poverty, but they didn’t articulate it explicitly. The new institutional economics literature, with its emphasis on transaction costs, addresses the environment in which private businesses operate in various countries – the “investment climate”.

Building on this new thinking, Pathways Out of Poverty begins by citing the worldwide drop in the number of very poor people and goes on to identify the ways in which private firms and farms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance this contribution. In four Parts, the editors and contributors address economic mobility, offer numerous global examples, consider the importance of good investment climates, and examine the impact of public policies and public attitudes. Their theory, hard economic analysis, and case studies provide rich and innovative mechanisms for reducing poverty in developing and transition countries.

New Pathways Out of Poverty (2011)

Poverty reduction is the foremost important development goal in Mozambique. In spite of tremendous strides in reducing poverty over the last 10 years, the majority of the population is still poor, particularly in rural areas, making the study of poverty dynamics important. Using a unique nationally representative panel data set from rural Mozambique, this book, therefore, addresses 3 questions: how have the incidence of poverty and the distribution of income changed? what factors are associated with rural household income change? and what factors are associated with moving out of or into poverty in the short-run? The analysis should help shed light on poverty dynamics, and should be especially useful to professionals in international development, or any stakeholder working in rural development.

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