Fairtrade and economic pro-poor growth: a literature review

Bissinger, Katharina
Externe Publikationen (2019)

in: Journal of Poverty 23 (6), 521-542

DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2019.1616036

Often it is assumed that fairtrade certification leads to poverty alleviation in the Global South. This review applies fairtrade to the determinants of pro-poor economic growth. The main determinants of pro-poor economic growth are trade, investments in human capital, health, financial development, just to name a view. Some of those determinants are highly affected by fairtrade (food) certification. Consequently, fairtrade certification is able to foster pro-poor economic growth and thus, alleviates poverty in the Global South.

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