Absolute and Relative Poverty

Absolute and Relative Poverty In development economics you will spend a lot of time thinking about poverty and how to alleviate it. Yet the term poverty is often very ambiguous and conditioned by our own personal experiences. (My idea of poverty changed considerably after living in Thailand for a year.). Therefore it important to some… Continue reading Absolute and Relative Poverty

Myths of developing world.

A really excellent video by the superb Hans Rosling. It provides a good introduction to development statistics as well as debunking some of our more commons misconpetions of what the ‘third world’ is like. Enjoy http://www.gapminder.org/videos/hans-rosling-ted-2006-debunking-myths-about-the-third-world/