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Sumner, A. (2011) 'Where do the Poor Live?' World Development, 40 (5). pp. 865-877.

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Abstract

This paper argues that the distribution of global poverty has changed and that most of the world’s poor no longer live in countries officially classified as low-income countries (LICs). It is estimated that the majority of the world’s poor, or up to a billion people, live in middle-income countries (MICs). This pattern is largely as a result of the recent graduation into the MIC category of a number of populous countries. The paper discusses the trends in the distribution of global poverty, and opens a wider discussion on the potential implications for aid and development cooperation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: poverty, inequality, low-income countries, middle-income countries
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies > Centre for Development, Policy and Research (CDPR)
ISSN: 0305-750X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.09.007
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 10:31
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12875

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