Elite Perceptions of Poverty: Bangladesh
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Summaries The Bangladeshi national elite are distanced from and unthreatened by poverty and the poor. Medium?term solutions to poverty, resting on a belief in the importance of ‘increasing awareness’ through education, rather than in direct public action, are favoured. The poor are viewed as homogeneous, and generally deserving. These benign perceptions may not accord direct anti?poverty action a high priority on the national agenda, but they also suggest little of the fear which can lead to repressive measures against the poor. The authors conclude with a discussion of means through which national elite support for more direct anti?poverty programmes may be built.
CitationHossain, N. and Moore, M. (1999) Elite Perceptions of Poverty: Bangladesh. IDS Bulletin 30(2): 106-116
Is part of seriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 30 Nos. 2
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- Volume 30, Issue 2