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Poverty

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

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    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...

  • HOUSING POOR IN DEVELOP WORLDby Graham Tipple; Kenneth G. Tipple

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 266.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Poverty and the Third Wayby Colin C Williams; Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 201.00

    What is poverty and how can it be tackled? Taking the Third Way out of its narrow political context, this thought-provoking new approach argues that we need to harness work beyond employment to pave a Third Way beyond capitalism and socialism. more...

  • Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary Stateby Chris Jones; Tony Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    A forward-looking appraisal of the welfare state which examines issues such as poverty in Britain, demonisation of the poor in areas of social policy and other related topics. more...

  • Health and Developmentby David Phillips; Yola Verhasselt

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Provides a broad description of the multifaceted aspects of health and development across the globe and focusses on the critical issues linked with environmental impact, poverty and health, factors in HIV/AIDS and health care resources more...

  • America Behind The Color Lineby Henry Louis Gates

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story... more...