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Poverty reduction in Africa

Abstract:

Poverty in Africa has been rising for the last quarter-century while it has been falling in the rest of the developing world. Africa's distinctive problem is that its economies have not been growing. The paper attempts to synthesize a range of recent research to account for this failure of the growth process. It argues that the reasons lie not in African peculiarities but rather in geographic features which globally cause problems but which are disproportionately pronounced in Africa. These f...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
43
Pages:
16763-16768
Publication date:
2007-10-05
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:f3331bbe-a39e-446a-8db2-7128948905c4
Local pid:
ora:1672

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