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Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works


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Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to arms, global poverty is something that we can and should solve within our lifetimes. Ending Global Poverty explores the various traps that keep people mired in poverty, traps like poor nutrition, illiteracy, lack of access to health care, and others and presents eight keys to escaping these traps. Smith gives readers the tools they need to help people overcome poverty and to determine what approaches are most effective in fighting it. For example, celebrities in commercials who encourage viewers to "adopt" a poor child really seem to care, but will sending money to these organizations do the most good? Smith explains how to make an informed decision. Grass-roots programs and organizations are helping people gain the capabilities they need to escape from poverty and this book highlights many of the most promising of these strategies in some of the poorest countries in the world, explaining what they do and what makes them effective.


A practical guide that gives readers the tools they need to help people overcome poverty, and how to determine which organizations are best at fighting it.

About the Author

Stephen C. Smith is Professor of Economics at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Extreme Poverty: The Cruelest Trap * Poverty Traps and the Experience of the Poor * The Keys to Capability: Eight Keys to Escaping Poverty Traps * Escaping the Cruel Trap of Poverty: How the Poor Can Gain the Keys to Capability * Health, Nutrition, and Population * Basic Education * Credit for Poverty Reduction, and Insuring Opportunity * Bottom Up Market Development: Assets and Access for the Poor * Entitlement to New Technologies and the Capability to Benefit from them* Sustaining the Environment for Ending Poverty * Social Inclusion and Human Rights for the Poor and Voiceless * Community Empowerment and Development * Innovations in Poverty Strategy * What You Can Do to Help * First Steps * Further Questions * Stepping Up * What Businesses Can Do * Some Closing Words: An End to Global Poverty

Product Details

A Guide to What Works
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Smith, Stephen C.
Economics - Theory
Economic assistance, domestic
Public Policy - Social Policy
Economic Development
Poverty & Homelessness
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Trade Cloth
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9 x 6 x 0.665 in

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