Since the 1950s, the relationship between inequality, economic growth and poverty has fueled intense academic debates that have shaped national policies and development organization strategies. The history of economic ideas reveals changes in the growth paradigm, with a progressively greater focus on how the most disadvantaged can accumulate productive assets. New measurement tools, social programs, and modalities for steering public policy accompany this change in focus.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations