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The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor / Charles Karelis.

Author/Creator:
Karelis, Charles.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 190 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Poverty -- Psychological aspects.
Marginal utility.
Contents:
What poverty is
Behavioral factors in poverty
Some theories
A closer look at the inefficiency argument
Appendix. Using indifference curves to identify utility-maximizing allocations
A new way to rationalize the conduct that prolongs and worsens poverty
Appendix. Further exploration through graphical analysis
Responses to challenges and questions
Appendix. The case of Alfred Marshall
Policy: what should we do differently if we believe that marginal utility is increasing amid scarcity?
Economic justice reconsidered.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-182) and index.
ISBN:
0300120907 (alk. paper)
9780300120905 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
77574621
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