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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


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.


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

  • Book Title Poverty and Well-Being in East Africa
  • Book Subtitle A Multi-faceted Economic Approach
  • Editors Almas Heshmati
  • Series Title Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
  • Series Abbreviated Title Economic Stud.Inequality
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-30980-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80936-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-30981-1
  • Series ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-1088
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    Public Policy
    Social Policy
    Economic Policy
    Economic Growth
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