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Globalization and the Poor in Asia

Can Shared Growth be Sustained?

Asia is widely regarded as the region which has benefited most from the dynamic growth effect of the recent wave of globalization: poverty has been steadily declining over the last three decades in most Asian countries. The 'shared growth' model achieved through increased trade and foreign direct investment in East Asia in the 1960–80s is seen as highly inclusive, yet, more recently, there is growing evidence that inequality has been rising through the integration process in many parts of Asia. Detailed examinations of the mechanisms at work in the globalization–poverty nexus in Asia at this time are thus both instructive and relevant to policymakers and development specialists. This book presents nine case studies, reflecting different settings of the impact of globalization on the poor and providing valuable lessons on how Asia could move towards a more pro-poor development path.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Globalization and Poverty in Asia
    Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
  2. 2. Pro-Poor Growth: The Asian Experience
    Hyun H. Son and Nanak Kakwani
    More Working Paper | Pro-Poor Growth
  3. 3. How Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty
    Tomoki Fujii and David Roland-Holst
    More Working Paper | How Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty?
  4. 4. Trade, Migration, and Poverty Reduction in the Globalizing Economy: The Case of the Philippines
    Yasuyuki Sawada and Jonna P. Estudillo
    More Working Paper | Trade, Migration, and Poverty Reduction in the Globalizing Economy
  5. 5. Threshold Estimation on the Globalization-Poverty Nexus: Evidence from China
    Zhicheng Liang
    More Working Paper | Threshold Estimation on the Globalization-Poverty Nexus
  6. 6. Economic Development Strategy, Openness and Rural Poverty: A Framework and China's Experiences
    Justin Lin and Peilin Liu
    More Working Paper | Economic Development Strategy, Openness and Rural Poverty
  7. 7. Vulnerability to Globalization in India: Relative Rankings of States using Fuzzy Models
    K. S. Kavi Kumar and Brinda Viswanathan
    More Working Paper | Vulnerability to Globalization in India
  8. 8. Resource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization
    Rimjhim M. Aggarwal
    More Working Paper | Resource-Poor Farmers in South India
  9. 9. Credit Constraints as a Barrier to Technology Adoption by the Poor: Lessons from South Indian Small Scale Fishery
    Xavier Giné and Stefan Klonner
    More Working Paper | Credit Constraints as a Barrier to Technology Adoption by the Poor
  10. 10. Trade Liberalization, Environment and Poverty: A Developing Country Perspective
    Mahvash Saeed Qureshi
    More Working Paper | Trade Liberalization, Environment and Poverty
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