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M. Maksudur Rahman and Md. Assadekjaman

Rickshaw pullers are key to sustaining urban mobility in Dhaka city. Yet they are among the most marginalized members of society. Pullers live in precarious urban environments and struggle to rise out of a chronic poverty trap. In their work they face the daily challenges of restrictions on their activities, harassment from passengers and the traffic police, traffic jams and accidents. This article explores the factors which contribute to the unsustainable lifestyles of rickshaw pullers in Dhaka city. It suggests that rickshaw pullers might be supported better through licenses, economic incentives, and by prioritizing their contribution to improving Dhaka's traffic system.

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On a 1st Anniversary

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

. 10.3386/w26947 Araujo , M. Caridad , Mariano Bosch , and Nobert Schady . 2018 . “ Can Cash Transfers Help Households Escape an Intergenerational Poverty Trap? ” In The Economics of Poverty Traps , ed. Christopher B. Barrett , Michael R

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Katherine Smith

relations, including relations of obligation and exchange, explicitly hinge on the shared understanding of what life is like when one is dependent upon state welfare today ( Smith 2017b ). Endurance and the future Narrations of the “poverty trap,” as

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Putting Anthropology into Global Health

A Century of Anti–Human African Trypanosomiasis Campaigns in Angola

Jorge Varanda and Josenando Théophile

2013 ; Redfield 2012 ) and the financialisation of risk via pandemic bonds will not lift people out of the poverty trap or ‘underdevelopment’. Thinking so is the stuff of dreams. Such ideas are utopias, key elements for global health. And just as in

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Parks, Proxies, and People

Ideology, Epistemology, and the Measurement of Human Population Growth on Protected Area Edges

David M. Hoffman

competition for grazing land and other resources and result in increased settlement and land conversion in wildlife-rich areas all of which can reinforce poverty traps” ( Dickman et al. 2011: 4 ). These broad-stroke, unidimensional explanations of the

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Putting-out’s return

Informalization and differential subsumption in Thailand’s garment sector

Stephen Campbell

-employment: Poverty trap or decent alternative? In Gary Fields and Guy Pfeffermann , eds., Pathways out of poverty: Private firms and economic mobility in developing countries , pp. 65 – 82 . London : Kluwer Academic Publishers . 10

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Marco Ricceri

informal entrepreneurial opportunities could play a meaningful role in assisting poor people to escape the poverty trap ( BRICS 2015d ). In this section, I will discuss the huge attention of this platform for two policy areas of the field of societal