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  • 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 Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peaceby Jeff Hobbs

    Scribner 2014; US$ 27.00

    A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets?and of one?s own nature?when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Povertyby Robyn Eversole; John-Andrew McNeish; Alberto D. Cimadamore

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    This book brings together two key concerns in development policy - the urgent need for poverty reduction and the situation of indigenous peoples in both developing and industrialized countries. It analyses patterns of indigenous disadvantage worldwide and explores some difficult questions, including the right balance between autonomy and participation,... more...

  • Elite Perceptions of Poverty and Inequalityby Elisa P. Reis; Mick Moore

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    This volume is the first to use survey techniques to explore Third World elites' attitudes to poverty. Five cases - intended to be broadly representative of the diversity of situations in developing countries - were chosen: Brazil, South Africa, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Haiti. While the authors found major differences in how national elites... more...

  • Persistent Poverty in the Netherlandsby Floris Noordhoff

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 48.50

    Study on poverty and it's debate in the Netherlands. Floris Noordhoff intends to surpass the dichotomy between structuralist/individualist explanations of poverty and how poverty perpetuates itself over time. more...

  • Fighting Poverty with Factsby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    For more than two decades, governments and development agencies around the world have focused on reducing poverty. There have been advances, but progress has been uneven and nearly a quarter of the world’s population still suffers from extreme “income poverty.” Income poverty, however, is only part of the picture. A multi-faceted account... more...

  • Les faits, une arme contre la pauvretéby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Partout dans le monde, des gouvernements et des organismes de développement s’emploient, depuis plus de deux décennies, à réduire la pauvreté. Certes, il y a eu des progrès, mais ils ont été inégaux : près du quart de la population mondiale vit toujours dans une pauvreté monétaire extrême.... more...