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  • Income Distribution in Less Developed Countriesby R. M. Sundrum

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Bridges the gap between the statistical and the theoretical literature on income distribution in an attempt to make clearer what the underlying trends are and to make recommendations of the sort of policies which can provide growth with equity. more...

  • The Little Heroby Andrew Crofts

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too. He was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston, but his life was cut short. more...

  • Principles of Child Protectionby Anne Lawrence

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    There continues to be a recognized need for cooperation among the major agencies involved in children?s welfare today. While retaining their individual autonomy and authority, agencies need to work together effectively for the well-being of children. Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection practice.... more...

  • Early Childhood Interventionsby Lynn A. Karoly; M. Rebecca Kilburn; Jill S. Cannon

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Presents a review and synthesis of research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families. This 450-character abstract considers the potential consequences of not investing additional resources in children's lives. more...

  • Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs Database of Social Indicatorsby Lynn A. Karoly; Michael Mattock

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs is developing a social indicators database system that will provide essential information for assessing the well-being of families in Qatar. This report, which presents the final results of an analysis by the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, addresses questions related to the implementation, use, and maintenance... more...

  • Aids and Powerby Alex de Waal

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 23.95

    AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. more...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • Portfolios of the Poorby Daryl Collins; Jonathan Morduch; Stuart Rutherford; Orlanda Ruthven

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer... more...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman; Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    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...

  • Cambodia's Curseby Joel Brinkley

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 17.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge to report on the country's struggle to recover from its past more...