Journal Special Issue
Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

Globalization offers new opportunities for accelerating development and poverty reduction, but also poses new challenges for policymakers. And there is much concern about the distribution of benefits; in particular whether the poor gain from globalization, and under what circumstances it may actually hurt them. To meet this important agenda, this project aims at producing rigorous theoretical and empirical analysis of the poverty impact of globalization, thereby providing a framework upon which to build strategies for 'pro-poor globalization'. The project is particularly interested in understanding better the mechanisms through which globalization ultimately affects poverty. It will also evaluate how different poor groups are affected in different ways by globalization (the rural versus urban poor for example). The project has produced thematic papers as well as country and case studies of globalization's poverty impact in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America: Findings from Case Studies
    Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
  2. 2. Trade Liberalization and the Self-Employed in Mexico
    Gurleen K. Popli
    More Working Paper | Trade Liberalization and the Self-employed in Mexico
  3. 3. Globalization and Smallholders: The Adoption, Diffusion, and Welfare Impact of Non-Traditional Export Crops in Guatemala
    Calogero Carletto, Angeli Kirk, Paul Winters and Benjamin Davis
    More Working Paper | Globalization and Smallholders
  4. 4. Remittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico
    Alejandro de la Fuente
    More Working Paper | Remittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico
  5. 5. Globalization and Formal Sector Migration in Brazil
    Ernesto Aguayo-Tellez and Marc-Andreas Muendler
    More Working Paper | Globalization and Formal Sector Migration in Brazil
  6. 6. Seasonal Migration and Early Childhood Development
    Karen Macours and Renos Vakis
    More Working Paper | Seasonal Migration and Early Childhood Development
  7. 7. Earnings Mobility in Times of Growth and Decline: Argentina from 1996 to 2003
    Gary S. Fields and Maria Laura Sánchez Puerta
    More Working Paper | Earnings Mobility in Times of Growth and Decline
  8. 8. Linkages Between Pro-Poor Growth, Social Programs and Labor Market: The Recent Brazilian Experience
    Nanak Kakwani, Marcelo Neri and Hyun H. Son
    More Working Paper | Linkages between Pro-Poor Growth, Social Programmes and Labour Market
  9. 9. Globalization and the Role of Public Transfers in Redistributing Income in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Emmanuel Skoufias, Kathy Lindert and Joseph Shapiro
    More Working Paper | Globalization and the Role of Public Transfers in Redistributing Income in Latin America and the Caribbean
  10. 10. Minimum Wages, Globalization, and Poverty in Honduras
    T. H. Gindling and Katherine Terrell
    More Working Paper | Minimum Wages, Globalization, and Poverty in Honduras
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