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Title:Globalization and rural poverty PDF Logo
Authors:Bardhan, Pranab
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/30
Abstract:In this paper we provide an analytical account of the mechanisms through which globalization, in the sense of increased foreign trade and long-term capital flows, affects the lives of the rural poor in developing countries (in their capacity as workers, consumers, recipients of public services or users of common property resources). Globalization can cause many hardships for the rural poor, but it also opens up some opportunities which some countries can utilize and others do not, largely depending on their domestic political and economic institutions, and the net outcome is often quite complex and almost always context-dependent, belying the glib pronouncements for or against globalization made in the opposing camps.
Subjects:absolute poverty
self-employed
wage-employed
trade liberalization
JEL:F1
O1
Q1
ISBN:929190709X
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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