The words of US President John F. Kennedy, "the rising tide lifts all boats," can be applied to inclusive growth in contemporary
Asia, where the poor are able to participate in and benefit from economic growth. Moving Out of Poverty explores three channels
through which economic growth confers gains to the poor and improves the status of women. The first is creation of productive
employment, as labor is typically the most abundant asset of the poor, and economic growth has created jobs in labor-intensive
sectors. The second is investment in schooling which, coupled with increased opportunities to earn income, has elevated womens'
status in society. The third is increased availability of improved infrastructure, which directly impacts increasing household
income from wage work and self-employment activities.
This book will be of great value
to development economists, students and researchers interested in rural economies in Asia, and policymakers engaged in poverty