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Towards a better understanding of the causes of poverty in Africa in the late twentieth century

Gertzel, Cherry


"Contemporary African poverty is now an important area of research. Some of the agreed causes of contemporary poverty, and the increased immiserisation of large sections of African society in the 1990s, include: the violence of internal conflict; natural disasters, and especially the great droughts of the last 25 years; the enormous movements of populations who have fled war and drought; and the increasing pressures of population on scarce and depleted resources. Addressing these problems is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Development Studies Centre/Network
Date published: 1996-04
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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