More Than Good Intentions Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

ISBN-10: 0452297567
ISBN-13: 9780452297562
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished almost nothing. At last we have a realistic way forward. Presenting innovative and successful development interventions around the globe, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel show how empirical analysis coupled with the latest thinking in behavioral economics can make a profound difference. From Kenya, where teenagers reduced their risk of contracting AIDS by having more unprotected sex with partners their own age, to Mexico, where giving kids a one-dollar deworming pill boosted school attendance better than paying their families to send them, More Than Good Intentionsreveals how to invest those billions far more effectively and begin transforming the well-being of the world.

Authors� Note
Introduction
The Monks and the Fish
To Work Against Poverty
How We Do What We Do
To Buy
Doubling the Number of Families with a Safety Net
To Borrow
Why the Taxi Driver Didn't Take a Loan
To Pursue Happiness
Having Better Things to Do
To Cooperate In Groups
What About the Weakness of the Crowd?
To Save
The Unfun Option
To Farm
Something from Nothing
To Learn
The Importance of Showing Up
To Stay Healthy
From Broken Legs to Parasites
To Mate
The Naked Truth
To Give
The Takeaway
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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