Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

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OUP Oxford, 1981 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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Poverty and entitlements -- Concepts of poverty -- Poverty : identification and aggregation -- Starvation and famines -- The entitlement approach -- The Great Bengal Famine -- The Ethiopian famines -- Drought and famine in the Sahel -- Famine in Bangladesh -- Entitlements and deprivation -- Appendices.
 

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中国有史以来最大的饥荒——“三年自然灾害”还记得吗?Amartiya Sen在本书中指出,实行民主和言论自由的国家从未有过饥荒的发生,而所有的饥荒都不是因为缺乏食物,而是社会问题造成的。因为信息的透明和言论自由所产生的政治压力,不得不迫使政府去防止严重社会问题的发生,不得不去承担确保人人有饭吃的压力。反之的话,政府如果可以任意钳制言论,阻断信息的流通,他就会想方设法逃避公众的谴责而不会去对饥荒负责。政府官员也不会感到压力,更不会因此下台。因此信息自由可以说增加了政府为人民谋福利的可能性。而对网络的管制和信息的钳制,都是为了让人民不能去了解其他的机制,让领导人避免遭到谴责和批评。  

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Contents

Poverty and Entitlements
1
Concepts of Poverty
9
Identification and Aggregation
24
Starvation and Famines
39
The Entitlement Approach
45
The Great Bengal Famine
52
The Ethiopian Famines
86
Drought and Famine in the Sahel
113
Entitlements and Deprivation
154
A Exchange Entitlement
167
B Illustrative Models of Exchange Entitlement
174
Measurement of Poverty
185
A Case Study
195
I 7
217
INDEXES
250
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Famine in Bangladesh
131

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Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.

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