Poverty and Economic Issues

Poverty and Economic Issues

by Tunde Obadina


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Desperate poverty is perhaps the greatest challenge facing Africa. Over the past 25 years, while the rest of the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, African countries have grown poorer. Today, more than 40 percent of the people living in sub-Saharan Africa subsist on less than {dollar}1 a day.

This book explains the causes of Africa's economic stagnation and discusses the many ways in which grinding poverty contributes to a reduced quality of life for Africans. The book also explores methods that current leaders and international organizations are using to help reduce poverty in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422229460
Publisher: Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Africa: Progress and Problems Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: NC1420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Poverty in Africa: An Overview     13
Africa's Fragile Environment     23
The Burden of History     26
Africa's Human Capital Deficit     51
Structural Impediments to Wealth Creation     65
Globalization: A Level Playing Field?     106
The Search for Solutions     114
Conclusion     119
Glossary     123
Further Reading     126
Internet Resources     127
Index     129

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