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Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-poor Economic Development

Anthony Shorrocks and Rolph van der Hoeven


The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. It has been, and remains, one of the most controversial topics. Indeed, very few of the other core areas in development economics can compare with the shifts, reversals, and reaffirmations of views that have characterized the analysis of the interaction between growth, poverty, and inequality. Evidence that inequality and poverty rose in the 1980s and 1990s in many countries, including some of the OECD countries, rekindled the ongoing controversies, which have not so much evolved as fluctuated ... More

Keywords: globalization, growth, inequality, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268658
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199268657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Shorrocks, editor
Director, World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University

Rolph van der Hoeven, editor
Manager, Technical Secretariat, World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, International Labour Organization
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