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Introduction

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Abstract

In this introduction we set out the main argument of the book which is as follows: In order to better understand the impact of growth on poverty, it is necessary to consider what happens across a wide range of poverty lines, and to understand how different poverty lines imply very different understandings of how the global economy needs to work if poverty is to be eradicated. This point is not widely recognised because it is not immediately apparent if one focuses only on poverty levels without putting them, as we do, into the context of the distribution of growth across the entire global population.

Keywords

Poverty Inequality Growth 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Department of International DevelopmentKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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