More Than Good Intentions : Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-27
  • Publisher: Plume

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In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel show how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other development initiatives that take into account human irrationality can drastically improve the well-being of poor people everywhere.

Author Biography

Dean Karlan is Professor of Economics at Yale University and president of IPA. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Jacob Appel is a field researcher for IPA. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey. This is their first book.

Table of Contents

AuthorsĘ Notep. ix
The Monks and the Fishp. 1
To Work Against Poverty
How We Do What We Dop. 23
To Buy
Doubling the Number of Families with a Safety Netp. 39
To Borrow
Why the Taxi Driver Didn't Take a Loanp. 55
To Pursue Happiness
Having Better Things to Dop. 85
To Cooperate In Groups
What About the Weakness of the Crowd?p. 109
To Save
The Unfun Optionp. 143
To Farm
Something from Nothingp. 167
To Learn
The Importance of Showing Upp. 191
To Stay Healthy
From Broken Legs to Parasitesp. 223
To Mate
The Naked Truthp. 253
To Give
The Takeawayp. 269
Notesp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
Indexp. 295
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