Tracing Families' Escape from Poverty

January 10, 2011

MIT News

Robert M. Townsend's discoveries about how poor people escape poverty in Thailand was recently highlighted by MIT News.  "It's not the average wisdom of household members pulled together," says Townsend, in the article written by Peter Dizikes. Rather, he notes, "It's suggestive that it is the ability or talent of one individual" that can change a family's entire economic trajectory. <Read more. . . >