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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99
Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of The National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 17.00
Jeffrey D. Sachs has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as ?probably the most important economist in the world? and by Time as ?the world?s best-known economist.? He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing the world?s... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 26.95
A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished almost nothing. At last we have a realistic way forward. Presenting innovative and successful... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 19.99
A billion people, almost half of all city dwellers in the developing world, live in squatter settlements. The most famous of these settlements are the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which have existed for over a century and continue to outpace the rest of the city in growth. Janice Perlman's award-winning The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00
In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 20.95
The Millennium Challenge Account is a bilateral development fund representing an increase of $5 billion per year over current assistance levels to reform-oriented developing countries. This book considers the potential of the MCA as well as the larger content of US foreign assistance. more...
- Mangalam Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00
Health is an important aspect of human resource development. Health improvement is influenced by three sets of factors : health factors which include Medical interventions, secondly, health promoting factors such as housing, Water supply, sanitation and hygiene and thirdly, non-health factors which include social and economic factors like income, education,... more...
- Policy Press 2013; US$ 36.95
Social work and poverty: A critical approach provides a timely review of the key issues facing social workers and service users in working together to combat poverty, covering key areas including access to food, obesity and drug use. more...