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The Economics of Poverty and Globalization
An analysis of the impact of globalization in regards to poverty.
# 101318 | 3,326 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2008 in Business (International) , Economics (International)

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This paper examines several issues in relation to globalization that are discussed by P. Figini and E. Santarelli in their article entitled, "Openness, Economic Reforms, and Poverty: Globalization in Developing Countries". It explains that the research is examined in context of earlier research related to free trade and Mexico and the expansion of FDI in that market. The paper also explains the difference between relative poverty and absolute poverty and how understanding these terms can be applied to the global economy in order to determine strategies to alleviate poverty and prepare economic benchmarks vital to reducing overall poverty levels, absolute or relative. The paper further discusses how Figini and Santarelli regard relative poverty levels as the most important aspect of poverty because these levels would be utilized in determining living wages as well as other economic factors that globalization impacts.

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From the Paper:

"Understanding poverty and how to alleviate it is a critical component of joining the rank of first world nations. While the list of countries that have encouraged foreign investment and trade is growing, the fact remains that few have experienced the type of economic success that China and India have experienced. As Bhagwati illustrates, globalization as an economic model depends on the integration of economic structures through trade, foreign investment activity, short-term capital inflows, and technology inflows in order to be successful (2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bhagwati, Jagdish. (2004). In Defense of Globalization. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Cornia, Giovanni Andrea, ed. (2004). Inequality, Growth, and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dong, J. (2004). NAFTA spells success for consumer-oriented products--With some reservations. AgExporter, Jan, p.26.
  • Fenstra, R. & Hanson, G. (1997). Foreign direct investment and relative wages: Evidence from Mexico's maquiladoras. Journal of International Economics, 42, p.371-393.
  • Figini, P. & Santarelli, E. (2006). Openness, economic reforms, and poverty: Globalization in developing countries. The Journal of Developing Areas, 39/2, pp.1-23.

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