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Voices of the Poor : From Many Lands

ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR ALCOHOL ALCOHOLISM ALS BENEFIT INCIDENCE CASE STUDIES CIVIL SOCIETY COMMON PROPERTY COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES COMMUNITY ACTION COMMUNITY LEVEL CONFLICT CRIME DATA SET DATA SETS DATA SOURCES DECISION MAKING DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSION GROUPS ECONOMIC POLICIES ELDERLY PEOPLE EXCHANGE RATE EXERCISES FAMILIES FERTILITY FORMAL INSTITUTIONS GROUP DISCUSSIONS HEALTH INSURANCE HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HOUSING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INCOME INFORMAL ECONOMY INFORMAL NETWORKS ISOLATION LABOR MARKETS LIFE EXPECTANCY LOCAL INSTITUTIONS LOCAL PEOPLE LOCAL REALITIES LOCAL RESEARCHERS METHODOLOGY GUIDE NEW POOR OLD AGE PARTICIPATORY APPROACH PARTICIPATORY METHODS PARTICIPATORY POLICY PARTICIPATORY POLICY RESEARCH PARTICIPATORY POVERTY PARTICIPATORY POVERTY ASSESSMENTS PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH METHODS POLICY CHANGES POLICY DOCUMENT POLITICAL REPRESENTATION POOR POOR CHILDREN POOR COMMUNITIES POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR MEN POOR PEOPLE POOR WOMEN POVERTY EXPERTS POVERTY GROUP POVERTY GROUPS POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY STATISTICS POVERTY TRENDS PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC SPENDING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS QUANTITATIVE DATA QUANTITATIVE METHODS QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH QUANTITATIVE SURVEYS RAISING EXPECTATIONS REFUGEES RELIGIOUS GROUPS RESEARCH METHODS RESEARCH TOOLS SAFETY SAMPLING FRAMEWORK SCHOOLS SOCIAL GROUPS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL POLICIES SOCIAL PROTECTION SURVIVAL STRATEGIES UNDERSTANDING POVERTY UNEMPLOYMENT URBAN AREAS VIOLENCE WAR WORKPLACE YOUNG PEOPLE POVERTY PROFILE HUNGER BASIC SERVICES UNEMPLOYMENT NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE ACCESS TO CREDIT CLIMATE IMPACTS ASSESSMENT MARRIAGE AGE FERTILITY RATES DIVORCE WIDOWS ORPHANS CRIME STATISTICS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VULNERABILITY RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS GENDER RELATIONS POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION MIDDLE CLASS DISPLACED PERSONS WOMEN'S ROLE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE PATRIARCHY SOCIAL PROBLEMS GENDER ROLES SUBSISTENCE FARMING INFORMAL SECTOR ALCOHOLISM RELIGIOUS GROUPS CIVIL SOCIETY POLICE BRUTALITY SUBSTANCE ABUSE MINORITY GROUPS PUBLIC SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE CULTURAL IDENTITY ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY MEDIATING STRUCTURES DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES CHILD WELFARE CHILD PROTECTION POOR PEOPLE FEAR OF CRIME RAPE EMPOWERMENT
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Washington, DC: World Bank and Oxford University Press
Africa | East Asia and Pacific | Europe and Central Asia | Latin America & Caribbean | South Asia
Narayan, Deepa | Petesch, Patti
2013-06-20T15:08:12Z | 2013-06-20T15:08:12Z | 2002-01

This is the final book in a three-part series entitled, "Voices of the Poor." The series is based on an unprecedented effort to gather the views, experiences, and aspirations of more than 60,000 poor men and women from sixty countries. The work was undertaken for the "World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty." This publication is organized as follows: Each country chapter opens up with a brief life story. These life stories were chosen because they highlight concerns raised not only by poor women and men living in that particular community, but because the same concerns were echoed in other parts of the country. The chapters then unfold around particular sets of issues that emerged repeatedly in group discussions and individual interviews. While the findings reported in the chapters cannot be generalized to represent poverty conditions for an entire nation, the chapters bring to life what it means to be poor in various communities, in fourteen countries, from the perspective of poor people. In the final chapter, four major patterns emerge: Poor people need a diverse set of assets and capabilities if they are to survive and overcome poverty. Economy-wide policies and shocks deplete poor people's assets and increase their insecurity. The culture of mediating institutions often negatively distorts the impact of well-intended policies and excludes the poor from gains. Gender inequity within households is persistent and children are acutely vulnerable.

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