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The Resource More than good intentions : how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty, Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel

More than good intentions : how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty, Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel

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More than good intentions : how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty
Title
More than good intentions
Title remainder
how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty
Statement of responsibility
Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel
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Language
eng
Summary
"A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an optimistic and realistic trail between these two extremes. In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel combine behavioral economics with worldwide field research. They take readers with them into villages across Africa, India, South America, and the Philippines, where economic theory collides with real life. They show how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other development initiatives that take into account human irrationality can drastically improve the well-being of poor people everywhere. We in the developed world have found ways to make our own lives profoundly better. We use new tools to spend smarter, save more, eat better, and lead lives more like the ones we imagine. These tools can do the same for the impoverished. Karlan and Appel's research, and those of some close colleagues, show exactly how. In America alone, individual donors contribute over two hundred billion to charity annually, three times as much as corporations, foundations, and bequests combined. This book provides a new way to understand what really works to reduce poverty; in so doing, it reveals how to better invest those billions and begin transforming the well-being of the world"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
339.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.P6
LC item number
K374 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
More than good intentions : how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty, Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The monks and the fish -- To work against poverty : how we do what we do -- To buy : doubling the number of families with a safety net -- To borrow : why the taxi driver didn't take a loan -- To pursue happiness : having better things to do -- To cooperate in groups : what about the weakness of the crowd? -- To save : the unfun option -- To farm : something from nothing -- To learn : the importance of showing up -- To stay healthy : from broken legs to parasites -- To mate : the naked truth -- To give : the takeaway
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780525951896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011004282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn613433608
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788453
Label
More than good intentions : how a new economics is helping to solve global poverty, Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The monks and the fish -- To work against poverty : how we do what we do -- To buy : doubling the number of families with a safety net -- To borrow : why the taxi driver didn't take a loan -- To pursue happiness : having better things to do -- To cooperate in groups : what about the weakness of the crowd? -- To save : the unfun option -- To farm : something from nothing -- To learn : the importance of showing up -- To stay healthy : from broken legs to parasites -- To mate : the naked truth -- To give : the takeaway
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780525951896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011004282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn613433608
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793788453

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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