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Can We Eliminate Extreme Poverty By 2030?

Published: August 14, 2013; 19:40 · (Vindobona)

Over the last 200 years the world as a whole has seen a marked decline in the incidence of absolute poverty.

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The success of Western Europe and North America over the 19th and 20th Centuries in reducing absolute poverty is well-known, as is the success of China and India in more recent times. We have also seen encouraging signs of faster progress against poverty in much of Africa since the late 1990s. The proportion of the world’s population living below (say) $1-a-day has fallen from over…

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