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Do poverty traps exist ? (English)


This paper reviews the empirical evidence on the existence of poverty traps, understood as self-reinforcing mechanisms through which poor individuals or countries remain poor. Poverty traps have captured the interest of many development policy makers,... See More +


  • Kraay, Aart; McKenzie, David;
  • 2014/04/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS6835
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  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2014/04/01
  • Do poverty traps exist ?
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