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Urban social policy and poverty reduction

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Author(s) : Caroline O.N. Moser
Source : Environment and Urbanization, Volume : 7 Number : 1 Page : 159 — 171

The paper describes the differences in the ways that social and economic policy perceive poverty and its underlying causes, and thus differences in how they define it, measure it and institute mechanisms to reduce it. It also highlights the many dimensions of poverty that economic policy ignores and considers the constraints that limit the effectiveness of current poverty reduction strategies.