Are poverty traps real? Can poverty relief set development in motion?

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Learning objectives: 
Understanding the concept of a poverty trap.
Identifying examples of potential poverty traps, and in particular undernutrition and lack of collateral.
Understanding the role of poverty traps as a rationale for development aid.
Critically evaluating whether poverty is a cause or a consequence of underdevelopment, or the relation is spurious.
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