World Development Report 2006

World Development Report 2006

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Inequality of opportunity, both within and among nations, sustains extreme deprivation, results in wasted human potential and often weakens prospects for overall prosperity and economic growth, concludes the 2006 World Development Report. To correct this situation and reduce poverty more effectively, Equity and Development recommends ensuring more equitable access by the poor to health care, education, jobs, capital, and secure land rights, among others. It also calls for greater equality of access to political freedoms and political power, breaking down stereotyping and discrimination, and improving access by the poor to justice systems and infrastructure. To level the playing field among countries, and thereby reduce global inequities that hurt the poor in developing countries, the report calls for removal of trade barriers in rich countries, flexibility to allow greater in-migration of lower-skilled people from developing countries, and increased -- and more effective -- development assistance.In August 2000, Firestone announced the recall of 14 million ATX and AT tires, most of them on the Ford Explorer. ... Krueger and Mas (2004) compare the number of claims of defective tires in the Decatur plant with those from the two other ... The pattern suggests that changes in technology cannot explain the rise in complaints against Decatur tires, because no such rise occurred in Joliette orWilson.

Title:World Development Report 2006
Author:Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Michael Walton
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2005-01-01


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