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Poverty and Well-Being in East Africa

A Multi-faceted Economic Approach

  • Almas Heshmati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Child Poverty and Malnutrition

  3. Dynamics and Determinants of Poverty

  4. Multidimensional Measures of Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
  5. Energy-Environment-Poverty Relationships

About this book

Introduction

This volume is a collection of selected studies on poverty and well-being in East Africa. Using a multidimensional approach, the authors hope to provide a broad view of poverty and a thorough account of the variables that contribute to it. As opposed to traditional studies of poverty, which focus mainly on material well-being, this volume includes criteria such as material standard of living, health, education, housing, personal security, access to information, freedom, participation in organization, corruption, trust, and employment. The studies highlighted in this volume are grouped into the following four research areas: child poverty and malnutrition, dynamics and determinants of poverty, multidimensional measures of poverty, and energy-environment-poverty relationships. Together, these studies provide a comprehensive picture of the state of multidimensional poverty, its measurement, causal factors, and policies and practices in Burundi, Cameron, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania. The methodology utilized in the studies is diverse as well, ranging from econometric analysis to decision theory, to neoclassical growth models. This book is geared towards students and researchers interested in economic development, welfare, and poverty in Africa as well as policy makers and members of NGOs and international aid agencies.

Keywords

multidemensional poverty child poverty malnutrition well-being East Africa policy economic development energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Almas Heshmati
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Eco., Jönköping Inter. Busi. ScJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30981-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30980-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30981-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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