ERIC Number: ED313259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Poverty and the Environment: Reversing the Downward Spiral. Worldwatch Paper 92.
Durning, Alan B.
This publication discusses world problems related to poverty and possible ways to escape those problems. Sections include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "And the Poor Get Poorer" (reporting data on income distribution in many countries); (3) "The Global Poverty Trap" (describing various hindrances to improving conditions at the local, national, and global levels); (4) "Poverty and the Environment" (including cases of ecological deterioration in many poor countries); (5) "Reversing the Downward Spiral" (providing a success story for each of the poverty traps). Lists 128 references. (YP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Environment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, International Trade, Poverty, Poverty Programs, World Problems
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.