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Why are a few humans bad? Why does absolute poverty persist regardless of significant fiscal progress? What varieties of overdue financial improvement or 'catch-up' capitalism are linked to diverse poverty results? international Poverty addresses those it appears easy questions and the level to which the solutions will be transferring. One may count on worldwide poverty to be centred within the world's poorest international locations, frequently defined Read more...


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These countries have a GDP PPP per capita that has substantially increased since the end of the Cold War and for the most part, structural change (though in Pakistan the structural change of output away from agriculture has been minimal over the period). Second, a set of pseudo new MICs: these are countries achieving MIC status in GNI per capita but progressing little in GDP PPP per capita. Third, small new MICs— meaning populations of less than ten million people. In this book it is the group of ten genuine new MICs with populations of more than ten million people that are the focus henceforth because most of the world’s poor live in these countries.

2013 data = 2015 classification). Source: World Bank (2015). OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 10/5/2016, SPi 16 GLOBAL POVERTY MICs are really quite different from the world’s very poorest countries, at the same time, MICs are also a considerable distance from the structural characteristics of OECD countries. A useful point of departure is to revisit Seers’ characterization of developing and developed countries. In a seminal paper, Dudley Seers (1963) argued that developed countries look different. 7 The developed or industrialized nations, he argued, represented ‘a few countries with highly unusual, not to say peculiar, characteristics’ (p.

9 The label used by the World Bank for this list is Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations. In the text reference is made to fragile states as the commonly used label. 10 Of course, all aggregate groups are sensitive to outliers. In the case of GDP PPP per capita for example, the LDC outlier is Equatorial Guinea which is a high-income country and for FCAS, there are several outliers, specifically, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Kosovo, and Libya. 0) Note: Insufficient data coverage for employment in agriculture (% of total employment) in LICs, LDCs, and FCAS.

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