The Urban/Rural Divide is Less Divided Than You Think

November 6, 2013

Financial Access Initiative

This blog post by Alicia Brindisi discusses CFSP Faculty Director Robert M. Townsend's recent paper, "Accounting for the Poor", and explores ideas related to the lifecycle and consumption needs of the urban and rural poor. While rural poverty is a persistent problem in Thailand and in other developing countries, Brindisi suggests that it should be addressed within the context of urbanization in order to acknowledge the interconnectedness of rural and urban populations.