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Title Equity and growth in a globalizing world / edited by Ravi Kanbur and Michael Spence ; contributions by Ravi Kanbur [and others]
Published Washington, DC : Commission on Growth and Development/World Bank, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Equity within and between nations / Ravi Kanbur and Michael Spence -- The millennium development goals : an assessment / François Bourguignon [and others] -- Globalization, growth, and distribution : framing the questions / Ravi Kanbur -- Investment efficiency and the distribution of wealth / Abhijit V. Banerjee -- Gender equality, poverty reduction, and growth : a Copernican quest / Andrew Morrison, Dhushyanth Raju, and Nistha Sinha -- Inequality of opportunity for education : Turkey / Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Jérémie Gignoux -- The (indispensable) middle class in developing countries / Nancy Birdsall -- Outlining a research agenda on the links between globalization and poverty / Ann Harrison and Margaret McMillan -- Global wage inequality and the international flow of migrants / Mark R. Rosenzweig -- International migration and development / Gordon H. Hanson -- The cliff at the border / Lant Pritchett
Summary This book is a compilation of a series of "state of the art" papers on topics related to equity and growth. As inputs to its final report (The Growth Report), the Commission on Growth and Development took stock of the current state of knowledge and understanding of various sectors/issues that have an impact on economic growth, including equity, education, health, leadership and others. The following questions are discussed in the book: - What has been the evolution of poverty and equity during the recent globalizing decades? - How have poor countries fared on the Millennium Development Goals? - What role does wealth inequality play in the level and efficiency of investment and hence in economic growth? - Is gender equity a smart pro-growth strategy as well as a pro-poor one? - How is equality different from equality of opportunity, and should policy makers pursue, one or the other, or both? - In formulating distributional strategies, should the middle class be integrally considered, or should the focus be entirely on the poorest of the poor? - What are the precise impacts of globalization on poverty and equity, and what are the policy implications of these impacts? - Is the problem with globalization that a key element if missing-the globalization of labor employment? - What is the role of international migration in the evolution of equity within and between nations?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development.
Economic policy.
Equality -- Economic aspects.
Globalization.
International economic relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Kanbur, S. M. Ravi, 1954-
Spence, Michael, 1943-
LC no. 2010281376
ISBN 0821381814 (electronic bk.)
1282645307
661264530X
9780821381816 (electronic bk.)
9781282645301
9786612645303