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IDS Bulletin 37.3

Poverty, Social Exclusion and the MDGs: The Challenge of ‘Durable Inequalities’ in the Asian Context

Published on 1 July 2006

‘It had been thought for a fairly long time that an increase in the national product corresponded to a general rise in income. But it does not necessarily have an impact on the lowest incomes.

Downward capillary action greatly depends on the initial structure of inequality. Countries with greater inequality therefore need a higher level of growth to have even a small effect on the lowest income deciles’. (Demery and Walton 2000)

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Kabeer, N. (2006) Poverty, Social Exclusion and the MDGs: The Challenge of ‘Durable Inequalities' in the Asian Context. IDS Bulletin 37(3): 64-78

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Naila Kabeer

Emiritus Fellow

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authors
Kabeer, Naila
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 37, issue 3
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2006.tb00270.x
language
English

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