Search for dissertations about: "thesis on poverty"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 231 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on poverty.

  1. 1. Studies on Poverty in Mongolia

    University dissertation from Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy

    Author : Bolor Naranhuu; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik; Economics of development; Utvecklingsekonomi; economic systems; economic theory; econometrics; Economics; Mongolia; Transaction costs; Trade liberalization; Chronic poverty; Transient poverty; Inequality; Vulnerability; Poverty; Growth;

    Abstract : This thesis considers various aspects of the poverty in Mongolia, including estimations of the actual as well as future-looking poverty, its distributional and growth components, and selected policy impacts on poverty. Chapter two analyzes the inter-relationship between poverty, growth, and inequality in Mongolia, using Living Standard Measurement Survey (LSMS) for 1998 and 2002. READ MORE

  2. 2. Resisting poverty perspectives on participation and social development. The case of CRIC and the eastern rural region of Cauca in Colombia

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Staffan Berglund; Umeå universitet.; [1982]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Colombia; Cauca; CRIC; popular participation; poverty; social development; indigenous movement; social power; peasant; mobilization; participation; anti-participation; deprivation; national integration; land invasion; resistance; cultural survival;

    Abstract : With the reproduction of severe deprivation among the campesinado in Latin America as a starting-point,the report explores the mechanisms of impoverishment in the eastern rural region of the department of Cauca in Colombia and the forms of resistance initiated by the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC). It is postulated that the continued existence of poverty derives its root-causes not from lacking integration of the traditional sector of the national economy into the modern sector, but from the processes through which the poor indigenous staple-food producer and agricultural worker by way of his actual participation within the capitalistic system is continously deprived of his energy and capacity by the power elite as he himself lacks the means to realize his own developmental power* Sham-participation, refering to the dysfunctionality of systemic participation performed by the poor who lack access to the bases for accumulating social power, is a concept applied to understand these mechanisms. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on Poverty, Risk and Consumption Dynamics in Ethiopia

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Abebe Shimeles; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Ethiopia; poverty; income distribution; policy simulations; poverty spells; vulnerability; chronic poverty; consumption risk; transitory shocks; liquidity constraints; poverty traps.;

    Abstract : Paper 1. This paper analysed the state of poverty and income distribution in rural and urban Ethiopia during 1994-2000. Poverty declined from 1994 to 1997, and then increased to 2000. READ MORE

  4. 4. PRO-POOR PLANNING: A Tool for Strategic Territorial Planning and a Conceptual Framework Drawn from Studies in Colombia and Costa Rica

    University dissertation from Housing Development & Management, LTH, Lund University

    Author : Carlos de la Espriella; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Poverty Reduction; Statistical Information; Social Housing; Urban Governance; Urbanization; Poverty Impact Assessments; Poverty Mapping; Local Authorities; Poverty; Integrated Urban Planning; Inequality; Geographic Information Systems; Decentralization; Costa Rica; Census Microdata; Colombia; Urban Residential Segregation; Urban Planning;

    Abstract : Few planning practices in the South seem to be equipped with key concepts and technical, empirical and administrative capacities required to comprehend and visualize the phenomenon of poverty at inter- and intra-urban levels, which compromises their ability to inform decision-makers on the effects on poverty reduction of the land-based actions they design, implement and monitor. This challenge was addressed from conceptual, technical, empirical, and administrative angles, which correspond to the research objectives. READ MORE

  5. 5. Urban poverty, social exclusion and social housing finance. The case of PRODEL in Nicaragua

    University dissertation from Lund University, Housing Development & Management

    Author : Alfredo Stein; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban poverty; Microfinance; Social exclusion; Social housing finance; Central America; Asset accumulation; Infrastructure; Financial inclusion; Nicaragua; International donors;

    Abstract : The purpose of the thesis is to further understand key conceptual and operational challenges that international aid donors, and public and private institutions, face while designing and implementing alternative forms of social housing finance which aim to be inclusive for the urban poor. Based on an in-depth study of the work of the Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (PRODEL) in three cities in Nicaragua during a period of 15 years, the thesis tries to answer three research questions: What are the constraints the urban poor face in financing the incremental way they build their individual housing and collective assets? Why does housing microfinance not always enhance inclusion of the urban poor? How does the tension between the goal of achieving financial sustainability and increasing financial inclusion affect the policy of international donors and governments, and the practice of local financial institutions? To answer these questions, the thesis adopts a realist approach as well as a critical case study method as used in disciplines such as political science and history to explain the trends and complexities of the phenomena investigated, and formulates an argument in the form of a proposition: if financial exclusion occurs in PRODEL it might also occur elsewhere. READ MORE