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- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 26.99
Why does poverty persist? A critical, but so far ignored, part of the answer lies in the fact that poverty is regularly created. Large numbers of people are escaping poverty, but large numbers are concurrently falling into chronic poverty. This book presents the first large-scale examination of the reasons why people fall into poverty and how they... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.78
The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 12.98
Extraordinary insight into New Zealand women's lives with gangs. In 1977 an idealistic young doctor's daughter, fresh out of university, knocked on the door of a run-down old house in inner-city Wellington. She was greeted by a woman in a Black Power T-shirt with metal in her nose and a spidery tattoo on her left cheek. 'Whaddya want?' the woman... more...
- Atria Books 2007; Not Available
EVERY DAY in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak havoc around the globe, especially in underdeveloped nations. No Place Left to Bury the Dead dares to go where media, governments, and ordinary... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.78
'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was... more...
- NYU Press 1994; US$ 70.00
The much-heralded War on Poverty has failed. The number of children living in poverty is steadily on the rise and an increasingly destructive underclass brutalizes urban neighborhoods. America's patience with the poor seems to have run out: even cities that have traditionally been havens for the homeless are arresting, harassing, and expelling... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90
Financial crises after financial crises have occurred, but for many countries the last one, the 2008?09 global recession, was the deepest since the 1930s great depression. This book started with an objective to understand the impact of high inflation on poverty and food security in Southeast Asia. However, the global economy moved quickly into recession... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99
Globally, there is a commitment to eliminate poverty; and yet the politics that have caused anti-poverty policies to succeed in some countries and to fail in others have been little studied. The Politics of Poverty Reduction focuses on these political processes. Analysis is based partly on global comparisons and partly on case-studies of nine countries... more...
- 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 buildingblocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestationsin different regions around the world. Most importantly, youdiscover... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa. more...