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Is Growth Good Enough for the Poor?

dc.contributor.authorErnesto M. Pernia
dc.description.abstractAsia's success story has been highlighted by the remarkable social transformation and poverty reduction accompanying rapid economic growth. Some three decades ago, more than half of the region was poor, just two of five adults were literate, and the average person could hope to live only 48 years. Currently, the proportion of poor people is down to one third, 70 percent of adults are literate, and life expectancy is up to 68 years. And while the region's population has increased from 1.8 billion to 3 billion, the number of poor people has dropped from more than 1 billion to below 900 million.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleIs Growth Good Enough for the Poor?
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Strategy
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertEconomic development
dc.subject.expertGrowth And Poverty
dc.subject.adbIncome Distribution
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbSocial Justice
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial accounting
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalEconomic growth
dc.subject.naturalQualilty of Life
dc.title.seriesERD Policy Briefs
dc.title.volumeno 1
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorPernia, Ernesto M.

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