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Globalization and the Poor in Asia Can Shared Growth Be Sustained?

ISBN-10: 0230201881

ISBN-13: 9780230201880

Edition: 2008

Authors: Machiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke, Erik Thorbecke

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Asia is widely regarded as having benefited most from the dynamic growth effect of the recent wave of globalization. By examining mechanisms at work in the globalization–poverty nexus through specific case studies reflecting different settings, the book seeks to find ways to rediscover and resume a pattern of shared growth in Asia
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 319
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Erik Thorbecke is H.E. Babcock is Professor of Economics and Food Economics at Cornell University.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Globalization and Poverty in Asia: Can Shared Growth Be Sustained?
Background debate in the globalization-poverty nexus
Globalization and poverty in Asia
Synopsis of the book
Pro-Poor Growth: The Asian Experience
Introduction
Pro-poor growth classification
Additively decomposable poverty measures
Poverty equivalent growth rate
How to calculate the poverty equivalent growth rate
Data sources and concepts used
Empirical illustration: the Asian experience
Concluding remarks
How Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty?
Introduction
Trade liberalization and poverty in Vietnam
Data and measurement
Methodology
Results
Conclusion
Trade, Migration and Poverty Reduction in the Globalizing Economy: The Case of the Philippines
Introduction
The provincial poverty lines
Poverty, international trade and emigration
The determinants of transfer income from abroad
Concluding remarks
Threshold Estimation on the Globalization-Poverty Nexus: Evidence from China
Introduction
Threshold effects and non-linearities in the globalization-poverty nexus: a review
China's global integration and poverty reduction
Threshold estimations on the globalization-poverty nexus
Conclusion
Economic Development Strategy, Openness and Rural Poverty: A Framework and China's Experiences
Introduction
Literature review
Economic development strategy, openness and poverty: a framework
Openness and poverty in China after reform
Hypothesis testing
Concluding remarks
Vulnerability to Globalization in India: Relative Rankings of States Using Fuzzy Models
Introduction
Vulnerability assessment - developing a conceptual framework
Methodology
Vulnerability estimation: an application to Indian states
Results
Conclusions
Resource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?
Introduction
Background
Trade liberalization and market participation of resource-poor farmers
The path from increased market participation to debt trap
The debt burden of cotton farmers versus other farmers: empirical evidence
Summary and conclusions
Credit Constraints as a Barrier to Technology Adoption by the Poor: Lessons from South Indian Small-Scale Fisheries
Introduction
Globalization and South India's fishing sector
The study village
Existing literature on technology adoption in low-income countries' primary sectors
Individual wealth and technology adoption
Conclusions
Trade Liberalization, Environment and Poverty: A Developing Country Perspective
Introduction
Economy and the environment in Pakistan
Conceptual framework
Data issues and empirical results
Do environmental regulations matter to trade?
Industrial pollution in Pakistan: implications for poverty
Conclusion
Index