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Poverty

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  • Poor Economicsby Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 15.99

    “A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.? —Amartya Sen more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST,  NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.... more...

  • Global Development and Poverty Reductionby J. R. Chen; D. Sapsford

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    At the beginning of the third millennium, underdevelopment and poverty continue to remain critical problems on a global scale. The purpose of this volume is to explore the various ways in which the institutions of the global economy might rise to the challenges posed by the twin goals of increasing the pace of global development and alleviating poverty. more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...

  • Uprisingby Sally Armstrong

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing... more...

  • Aid, Institutions and Developmentby A. Chakravarti

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    In spite of massive flows over the past 50 years, aid has failed to have any significant impact on development. Marginalization from the world economy and increases in absolute poverty are causing countries to degenerate into failed, oppressive and, in some cases, dangerous states. more...

  • World Poverty for Dummiesby Lindsay Rae; Ashley Clements; Sarah Marland; Adam Valvasori; Tim Costello

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.59

    Created especially for the Australian customer! Uncover the global building blocks of poverty Ending world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies , you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover... more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay... more...

  • School Money Trialsby Martin R. West; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase funding... more...

  • Down to Thisby Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn?t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also your own humanity. One cold November day,... more...