Introduction and Summary

  • Pia NilssonEmail author
  • Almas Heshmati
Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP)


This volume is a collection of studies on poverty and well-being, vulnerability to poverty, women’s empowerment and smallholders’ efficiency in selected African countries. It has a collection of 12 empirical studies that have an overall focus on poverty, well-being and vulnerability to poverty and includes contributions by 19 authors. The studies aim at increasing our knowledge about the factors that influence poverty and well-being. This is important as it can help alleviate many of the persistent challenges observed across Africa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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