Adjustment and Poverty

Adjustment and Poverty

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The last decade has brought sharp adjustment and rising poverty for most of the developing world. Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices examines the major causes and results of this situation, including: *the relationship between structural adjustment and poverty; *the extent to which the situation was brought about by internal and/or external policies; *the impact of the IMF and World Bank on adjusting countries; *government tax and spending policies - with a particular focus on social sector spending; *the possiblity of better policies in the future.... W=immediate welfare cost; I€=yearly productivity of a low-income manual worker; w=share of adult manual workers in Pnc; c=proportion of Pnc accounted for by children under five; Ip=percentage average loss of productivity of malnourishedanbsp;...

Title:Adjustment and Poverty
Author:Frances Stewart
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-04


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