Little or no correlation between economic growth any non-income MDG

January 6, 2015

 

"Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, says poverty and deprivation is about more than just low cash income. She points out that economists Francois Bourguingon and Stefan Dercon found a significant relationship between economic growth and people who live on less than a dollar a day, but they found no little or no correlation between growth and any one of the non-income Millennium Development Goals, such as child nutrition, girls' education or the number of children in school. “I am an economist,” she says. “I was trained as an economist to expect that they would be associated, so this is a surprise.”

 

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