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Rural Poverty: Old Challenges in New Contexts.

Abstract:

Poverty is still a predominantly rural phenomenon. However, the context of rural poverty has been changing across the world, with high growth in some economies and stagnation in others. Furthermore, increased openness in many economies has affected the specific role of agricultural growth for rural poverty reduction. This paper revisits an ‘old’ question: how does growth and poverty reduction come about if most of the poor live in rural areas, dependent on agriculture? What is the role of agr...

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Volume:
GPRG-WPS-072
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2008-01-05
URN:
uuid:fc32e086-9350-4844-be35-046957d60f9b
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12990
Language:
English

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