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From the Ted Talk by Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics

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So in Nepal, the share of poor people was 42 percent in 1995, the share of poor people in the population. By 2005, a deacde later, at a time of political crisis, economic crisis, the share of poor pepole went down to 31 percent. That decline in poverty, most of it, about half of it, is blveeeid to be because of remittances from India, another poor crotnuy. In El Salvador, the school dropout rate among children is lower in families that receive remittances. In Mexico and Sri Lanka, the birth weight of celhidrn is hehgir among fmeliais that receive remittances.

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So in Nepal, the share of poor people was 42 percent in 1995, the share of poor people in the population. By 2005, a ______ later, at a time of political crisis, economic crisis, the share of poor ______ went down to 31 percent. That decline in poverty, most of it, about half of it, is ________ to be because of remittances from India, another poor _______. In El Salvador, the school dropout rate among children is lower in families that receive remittances. In Mexico and Sri Lanka, the birth weight of ________ is ______ among ________ that receive remittances.

Solution

  1. people
  2. children
  3. believed
  4. decade
  5. higher
  6. country
  7. families

Original Text

So in Nepal, the share of poor people was 42 percent in 1995, the share of poor people in the population. By 2005, a decade later, at a time of political crisis, economic crisis, the share of poor people went down to 31 percent. That decline in poverty, most of it, about half of it, is believed to be because of remittances from India, another poor country. In El Salvador, the school dropout rate among children is lower in families that receive remittances. In Mexico and Sri Lanka, the birth weight of children is higher among families that receive remittances.

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Important Words

  1. believed
  2. birth
  3. children
  4. country
  5. crisis
  6. decade
  7. decline
  8. dropout
  9. economic
  10. el
  11. families
  12. higher
  13. india
  14. lanka
  15. mexico
  16. nepal
  17. people
  18. percent
  19. political
  20. poor
  21. population
  22. poverty
  23. rate
  24. receive
  25. remittances
  26. salvador
  27. school
  28. share
  29. sri
  30. time
  31. weight