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  • An Invisible Threadby Laura Schroff; Alex Tresniowski; Valerie Salembier

    Howard Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She... more...

  • The Working Poor in Europeby H.J Andreß; H. Lohmann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Offers explanations as to why in-work poverty is high in certain countries. This book questions if gainful employment is sufficient to earn a living - both for oneself and for one's family members. It argues that the incidence and structure of the working poor cannot be understood without an understanding of each country's institutional context. more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    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...

  • The Other Warby Lael Brainard; Carol Graham; Nigel Purvis; Steven Radelet; Gayle Smith

    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...

  • Health and Living Environment in Urban Slumby K. Gangadharan

    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...

  • The New War on the Poorby John Gledhill

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    John Gledhill examines how and why governments across Latin America are failing to provide security to disadvantaged citizens whilst painting them as a menace to the rest of society. more...

  • Owning-Upby Michelle Miller-Adams

    Brookings Institution Press 2002; US$ 20.95

    This text is about assets and the difference they can make in the lives of the poor. It expands the concept of asset building to encompass a range of skills and support systems that are necessary to lift people out of poverty. It identifies four types of asset: economic, human, social and natural. more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965by Ian Gazeley

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 99.95

    Commencing with Rowntree's social survey of York in 1899 and ending with Abel Smith and Townsend's ''Poor and the Poorest'' in 1965, Gazeley shows how the causes of poverty changed over the course of the first 60 years of the 20th century. more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways. more...