Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kenya: Pervasive Poverty and Rising Inequality

From a draft Poverty and Inequality Assessment on Kenya released by the World Bank:

We confirm that there has been some improvement in poverty overall since 1997, but poverty is still very pervasive, especially in rural areas.  Inequality is large and appears to have risen over time.  The  main correlates of poverty resonate with those found in earlier studies – including family size, lack of education and frequency of shocks.    

Image: Slums in Nairobi 
Image credit: Crispin Hughes/Panos, as posted on Environmental Health Perspectives

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