Why Assist People Living in Poverty? The ethics of poverty reduction

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dc.contributor.author Barrientos, A.
dc.contributor.author Abdulai, A.G.
dc.contributor.author Demirag, D.
dc.contributor.author de Groot, R.
dc.contributor.author Ragno, L.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-22T11:24:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-22T11:24:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1014-7837
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28811
dc.description.abstract The paper provides an examination of the relevance of ethics to poverty reduction. Ethics examines the nature and scope of institutions as the deepest level of analysis. The ethics of poverty is understood as the principles and processes of justification employed to justify assisting people in poverty. The paper argues that ethical perspectives are relevant to understanding poverty and the priority given to poverty reduction in society. It further argues that ethical perspectives inform the design and scope of anti-poverty programmes. Drawing on the recent expansion of social assistance in Brazil, South Africa and Ghana, the paper shows that ethical perspectives are relevant to our understanding of the evolution of anti-poverty policy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject poverty reduction en_US
dc.subject ethical perspectives en_US
dc.subject anti-poverty policy. en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Why Assist People Living in Poverty? The ethics of poverty reduction en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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