Most governments attempt to target resources directly at the poor through a variety of measures including food and credit subsidies, job creation schemes and basic health and education projects. These measures are usually classified as being either promotional (to help raise welfare in the long term), or protectional (to support the poor in times of adverse shocks). However, for many Asian countries the reality of these poverty targeting measures has proved disappointing. Following a comprehensive overview by the editor, ...

Poverty Targeting in Asia 2006, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham

ISBN-13: 9781845429508

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Poverty Targeting in Asia 2005, Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781845421236