Linking Globalization to Poverty

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-WIDER
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 2, 2007
    TITLE:
    Linking Globalization to Poverty
    AUTHORS:
    by Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
    PUB DATE:
    2007•02•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3035-4
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2007

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    While the economic opportunities offered by globalization can be large, a question is often raised as to whether the actual distribution of gains is fair, in particular, whether the poor benefit less than proportionately from globalization and could under some circumstances be hurt by it.

    This Policy Brief summarizes and examines the various channels and transmission mechanisms, such as greater openness to trade and foreign investment, economic growth, effects on income distribution, technology transfer and labour migration, through which the process of globalization affects different dimensions of poverty in the developing world.