The End of Poverty

Inequality and Growth in Global Perspective

  • Peter Edward
  • Andy Sumner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 1-4
  3. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 5-10
  4. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 11-20
  5. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 21-44
  6. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 45-61
  7. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 63-68
  8. Peter Edward, Andy Sumner
    Pages 69-86
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 87-89

About this book


In this book Edward and Sumner argue that to better understand the impact of global growth on poverty it is necessary to consider what happens across a wide range of poverty lines. Starting with the same datasets used to produce official estimates of global poverty, they create a model of global consumption that spans the entire world’s population. They go on to demonstrate how their model can be utilised to understand how different poverty lines imply very different visions of how the global economy needs to work in order for poverty to be eradicated.

Peter Edward is Director of the MBA programme and Lecturer in International Business Management at Newcastle University Business School, UK. His research focuses on business ethics and corporate social responsibility, the changing role of business in society and the impact of global economic growth on major societal challenges, particularly on poverty and inequality.

Andy Sumner is Reader in International Development at King’s College London, UK. His research focuses on global poverty and the distributional and welfare dynamics of late economic development in developing countries.


Inequality Globalisation Sustainability The Cold War Global Consumption The Welfare State Welfare Dynamics World Development Indicators Poverty Lines Global Poverty Estimates Economic Growth Global Growth Incidence Curves Global Population Density Curves Global Consumption Density Curves The Precariat The Securiat The Prosperiat Wealth Redistribution Philanthropy The World Bank

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Edward
    • 1
  • Andy Sumner
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Department of International DevelopmentKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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