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Title Portrait of the poor : an assets-based approach / edited by Orazio Attanasio and Miguel Szekely.

Published Washington, D.C. : Inter-American Development Bank ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  339.46098 PORT {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch.1 Going beyond Income: redefinig poverty in Latin America -- Ch.2 Poverty and assets in Bolivia: what role does social capital play? -- Ch.3 Assets, markets and poverty in Brazil -- Ch.4 From quantity to quality: human capital an income in Chile -- Ch.5 The urban-rural poverty gap in Colombia -- Ch.6 The capital of the poor in Costa Rica: access, utilization and return -- Ch.7 Distribution, access and complementarity: capital of the poor in Peru -- Ch.8 Where to from here: generating capabililties and creating opportunities for the poor.
Summary Portrait of the Poor examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru find the poor caught in a vicious circle. They lack sufficient access to education, credit and other means to generate income, so they earn lower wages, which in turn prevents them from accumulating the assets they need to increase future income. The authors analyze the ownership and use of income-generating assets, as well as access to them. Where there are market imperfections, they propose policies to ease the constraints faced by the poor in accumulating the human, physical and social capital they need to generate greater income.
Other author Attanasio, O. (Orazio)
Székely, Miguel.
Subject Poor -- Latin America.
Poverty -- Latin America.
Poor -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Poverty -- Latin America -- Case studies.
ISBN 1886938970