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Title: Characteristics and causes of severe poverty and hunger
Other Titles: Twenty twenty (2020) vision
Authors: Vargas Hill, Ruth
Smith, Lisa C.
Frankenberger, Tim
Keywords: MEASUREMENT
ABSOLUTE POVERTY
HUNGER
GEOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS
CULTURAL ASPECTS
SOCIAL ASPECTS
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
GLOBAL
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: IFPRI, Washington, DC, US
Series/Report no.: Twenty twenty (2020) focus brief on the world's poor and hungry people / International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Abstract: poorest and hungry, and the reasons why their deprivation persists, is important when designing policies to meet their needs and improve their welfare. This brief contributes to this understanding by analyzing household data and reviewing empirical research in 20 countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Zambia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Peru, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The characteristics considered here are limited to those that can be compared across countries, at least to some extent. The findings indicate that the poorest often live in remote rural areas; are more likely to be ethnic minorities; and have less education, fewer assets, and less access to markets. Remoteness, exclusion, and lack of education are especially likely to characterize those living on less than 50 cents a day. Location, unexpected and unfortunate events, and the dynamics of poverty traps and exclusion all have a role to play in explaining deprivation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/37155
Project Number: 104370
Project Title: International Conference : Taking Action for the World's Poorest and Hungry People
Appears in Collections:Research Results (GGP) / Résultats de recherches (MCP)
IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
Asia / Asie
Social Protection / Protection sociale

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