Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development

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This book documents poverty systematically for the world's indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The volume compiles results for roughly 85 percent of the world's indigenous peoples. It draws on nationally representative data to compare trends in countries' poverty rates and other social indicators with those for indigenous sub-populations and provides comparable data for a wide range of countries all over the world. It estimates global poverty numbers and analyzes other important development indicators, such as schooling, health and social protection. Provocatively, the results show a marked difference in results across regions, with rapid poverty reduction among indigenous (and non-indigenous) populations in Asia contrasting with relative stagnation - and in some cases falling back - in Latin America and more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 38 b/w illus. 2 maps 101 tables
  • 1139373366
  • 9781139373364

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'Puts passion aside and meticulously reviews the evidence from both developed and developing countries. The results are eye-opening.' Huffington Post (online)show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos; 2. Indigenous peoples and development goals: a global snapshot Kevin Macdonald; 3. Becoming indigenous Jerome M. Levi and Biorn Maybury-Lewis; 4. Central Africa: the case of the pygmies Prospere Backiny-Yetna, Arbi Ben-Achour and Quentin Wodon; 5. China: a case study in rapid poverty reduction Emily Hannum and Meiyan Wang; 6. India: the scheduled tribes Maitreyi Bordia Das, Gillette H. Hall, Soumya Kapoor and Denis Nikitin; 7. Laos: ethno-linguistic diversity and disadvantage Elizabeth M. King and Dominique van de Walle; 8. Vietnam: a widening poverty gap for ethnic minorities Hai-Anh Dang; 9. Latin America Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos; 10. Towards a better future for the world's indigenous peoples Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony more