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The Poverty of Nations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Executive Summary

    1. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 1-27
  3. The Nature of Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 31-34
  4. Measurements of Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 59-67
    3. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 68-72
    4. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 83-85
    5. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 86-96
    6. A. M. Khusro
      Pages 112-133
  5. Some Solutions for Poverty Removal

About this book


The Poverty of Nations demonstrates that poverty remains a universal phenomenon, even as most parts of the world see increases in affluence of varying degrees. Cutting across the globe, the study focuses on 24 countries including the industrialised economies, planned economies, developing market economies, mixed economies and the least developed economies. Professor Khusro examines the causes of poverty and of development, the impact of colonialism and the industrial revolution and policies for reducing global poverty today. Theoretical questions of measuring poverty are allied to historical and contemporary analysis.


Asia development economy education health poverty science and technology stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Government of IndiaIndia
  2. 2.Delhi UniversityIndia
  3. 3.Institute of Economic GrowthIndia

About the authors

A. M. Khusro is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Delhi University.

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