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Tradeoffs?

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199591527
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0010
Tradeoffs?

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If we commit to improvement in the absolute living standards of the least well-off, must we sacrifice other desirable outcomes? The comparative empirical evidence suggests not.

Keywords: tradeoff; poverty; economic performance; liberty; capabilities; opportunity; social inclusion; community; life satisfaction

Chapter.  1226 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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