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The economic lives of the poor

by Abhijit V. Banerjee

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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This paper uses survey data from 13 countries to document the economic lives of the poor (those living on less than $2 dollar per day per capita at purchasing power parity) or the extremely poor (those living on less than $1 dollar per day). We describe their patterns of consumption and income generation as well as their access to markets and publicly provided infrastructure. The paper concludes with a discussion of some apparent anomalous choices. Keywords: Poverty, Development, Consumption Choices. JEL Classifications: O10, O15, O16.

Edition Notes

StatementAbhijit V. Banerjee [and] Esther Duflo
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 06-29, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 06-29.
ContributionsDuflo, Esther, 1972-, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination28, [14] p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24644322M
OCLC/WorldCa122567135

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The economics lives of the poor Today’s lecture is based on the article by Banerjee and Duflo () “The economics lives of the poor” They present data on the economic conditions faced by the poor in a range of developing countries.   How to Help Improve the Lives of the Poor. Poverty is a tragic condition that afflicts millions of people around the globe. conscientious of the significant progress occuring in our world, however, millions still remain under the poverty line; economic progress, while ongoing, is not inevitable, and still necessitates committed efforts as a 87%(71).


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Banerjee and Esther Duflo October Abstract This paper uses survey data from 13 countries to document the economic lives of the poor (those living on less than $2 dollar per day per capita at purchasing power parity) or the extremely poor (those living on less than $1 dollar per day).

The Economic Lives of the Poor Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo I n what turned out to be a rhetorical master-move, the World Develop-ment Report from the World Bank defined the “extremely poor” people of the world as those who are currently living on no more than $1 per day per.

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The economic lives of the poor book and MIT economic researchers Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo report field-tested experiments showing that lifting the world’s poor into a more comfortable, productive life is possible, mostly with relatively simple changes, not masses of money.

They call for understanding the human behaviors and motivations that drive all people 9/10(). (PDF) Review of “ The Economic Lives of the poor ” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo | raj mukit - Introduction: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo () provided a summary overview of findings of surveys of 14 different places (13 countries) 2 around the world.

The Economic Lives of the Poor, written by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, is an essay about the lives of the extremely poor.

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"Many of. Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, Poor Economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty. The title’s double meaning perfectly captures Michael’s problem. First, this is a book about the economic life of the poor. Secondly, the economy described functions quite poorly.

The poor are. The definition of poverty, which is conventionally measured by income, is associated with Charles Booth, who came up with the concept of the poverty line in his important survey The Life and Labor of the People in London, which was carried out between and The poverty line reflects any calculations about the money required for subsistence living, including housing, food and other.

This essay is about the economic lives of the extremely poor: the choices they face, the constraints they grapple with, and the challenges they meet. The available evidence on the economic lives of the extremely poor is incomplete in many important by: The Economic Lives of the Poor Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(1):Winter with Abhijit Banerjee.

Updated Table (Ma ) for Economic Lives of the Poor and What is Middle Class About the Middle Classes Around the World?-- in Excel. with Abhijit Banerjee. Inwhatturnedouttobearhetoricalmaster-move,theWorldDevelopmentReport fromtheWorldBankdefinedthe"extremelypoor"peopleoftheworldasthosewhoare.

First, "The Economic Lives of the Poor" () chronicles the living conditions and spending habits of people classified as living on $1 and $2 per day.

Then, in a follow-up paper titled "What is Middle Class About Middle Classes Around the World?". This essay is about the economic lives of the extremely poor: the choices they face, the constraints they grapple with, and the challenges they meet.

A number of recent data sets and a body of new research allow us to start building an image of the way the extremely poor live their lives.

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I am not usually one to urge an economics paper on anyone, but I will break from tradition here.In another essay on the economic lives of the «extremely poor» and the «merely poor» (Banerjee and Duflo, ) there is information on consumption, work, saving and borrowing of these households.