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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Why poor people stay poor: a cross-cultural study in developing countries
Editor:Sarkar, Siddhartha
Year:2010
Pages:175
Language:English
City of publisher:Saarbrücken
Publisher:Lap Lambert
ISBN:9783838381619
Geographic terms:Botswana
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritius
Nigeria
India
Pakistan
Subjects:poverty
rural households
female-headed households
household income
women's employment
child labour
malnutrition
Abstract:This volume addresses the issue of why people stay poor by analysing the livelihood situations of poor communities and households in a number of developing countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, India and Pakistan), as well as their perceptions of their own situation. Chapters on Africa: Poverty and child malnutrition in Kenya: correlates, differentials and inequalities (Jane Kabubo-Mariara); Correlates of household poverty in rural Kenya: panel data analysis (Milu Muyanga); Female-headed households and poverty in Mauritius (Ramessur Taruna Shalini); Women participation in modern labour force: an overview of some barriers in Nigeria (D. Shade Adekeye); Socio-economic status of female-heads [of] household in rural Botswana (Pelotshweu Moepeng and Clem Tisdell); Does participation in microfinance programs improve household incomes: empirical evidence from Kenya (Joy M. Kiiru); Women empowerment through micro-credit: evidence from rural farming areas in Central Region of Ghana (Samuel Kwasi Ndzebah Dadzie and William Ghartey); Exploitation of children through child labour and tourism link in Kenya (Salome Wangalachi and Tabitha Kiriti Nganga). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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