Poverty reduction, inequalities and human development in the BRICS: policies and outcomes

Maiorano, Diego and Manor, James (2017) Poverty reduction, inequalities and human development in the BRICS: policies and outcomes. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 55 (3). pp. 278-302. ISSN 1743-9094

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Abstract

This paper assesses headway made by governments in Brazil, India, China and South Africa in pursuing three goals: reducing income poverty; reaching the poorest of the poor; and reducing inequality. Outcomes vary as we move up the ladder from the first and easiest of these challenges to the third and most daunting. Then the definition of poverty is broadened to include severe shortage of opportunities, liberties and capabilities. The paper discusses how the four countries performed in ameliorating several human development indicators and in enhancing poor people’s ‘political capacity’, the lack of which is an important dimension of their poverty.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics on 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14662043.2017.1327102
Keywords: poverty, inequality, the poorest, social policy, political capacity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Identification Number: 10.1080/14662043.2017.1327102
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 00:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42472

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