Poverty in Egypt : Human Needs and Institutional Capacities by Saad Z. Nagi
This book addresses the effects of massive global trends, unfolding over the past several decades, on poverty and the poor. Nagi explains how the slow adaptation of social institutions--economic, political, educational, family, and health related--in developing societies, and those emerging from central command economies, is hampering reform measures designed to better integrate these cultures into the evolving world economy. Examining the change in income distribution and rates of poverty, as well as using historical and comparative analysis, this empirically grounded research yields conceptual and methodological conclusions that are central to understanding the complex problem of poverty in Egypt and elsewhere.
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