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Poverty

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  • Understanding Growth and Povertyby Raj Nallari; Breda Griffith

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    The literature on growth and poverty is voluminous and still evolving. This title distills the most important lessons from developing countries' experience with growth and poverty. It provides a broad understanding of the impact of economic policies on growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. After describing basic economic relationships... more...

  • Down and outby Peter Saunders

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 45.95

    Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners , this landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. more...

  • Poverty Dynamicsby Tony Addison; David Hulme; Ravi Kanbur

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualise... more...

  • Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapesby James Roumasset; KImberly M. Burnett; Arsenio Molina Balisacan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 44.90

    “Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements... more...

  • Poverty Reduction through Sustainable Fisheriesby Roehlano M Briones; Arnulfo G Garcia

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 44.90

    Beyond previous more simplistic approaches, this book takes a giant step towards understanding and translating into people-centered policies the actual position and complexity of fish production in Southeast Asian economies. Tackling how fi sheries and aquaculture are embedded in local and household economies and linked through dynamic supply chains... more...

  • Our Common Interestby Commission for Africa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    'The Commission for Africa finds the conditions of the lives of the majority of Africans to be intolerable and an affront to the dignity of all mankind. We insist upon an alteration of these conditions through a change of policy in favour of the weak.' The report of the Commission for Africa is the most important document of our time. Created... more...

  • A Pocketful of Holes and Dreamsby Jeff Pearce

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • One Illness Awayby Anirudh Krishna

    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...

  • Trustby Pip Desmond

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 20.74

    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...

  • No Place Left to Bury the Deadby Nicole Itano

    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...