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  • 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...

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists ? from a leading national poverty expert who ? defies convention ? ( New York Times ) more...

  • Biography and Social Exclusion in Europeby Prue Chamberlayne; Michael Rustin; Tom Wengraf

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    Throughout Europe, standardised approaches to social policy and practice are being radically questioned and modified. Beginning from the narrative detail of individual lives, this book re-thinks welfare predicaments, emphasising gender, generation, ethnic and class implications of economic and social deregulation. more...

  • Childhoodsby Nancy Higgins; Claire Freeman

    Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children... more...

  • Combatiendo la pobreza con hechosby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Durante más de dos décadas, gobiernos y agencias de desarrollo alrededor del mundo se han concentrado en la reducción de la pobreza. Ha habido avances, pero han sido disparejos y casi la cuarta parte de la población mundial sufre todavía de extrema “pobreza por ingresos”. Sin embargo, esta “pobreza por ingresos”... more...

  • Draußen in Berlinby Sabine Blumensath

    Lambertus-Verlag 2011; Not Available

    Wohnungslosigkeit hat viele Gesichter. In diesem Band kommen zehn sehr unterschiedliche Erzähler mit ihren ganz persönlichen Erinnerungen und Erfahrungen zu Wort. Es sind ehemals Wohnungslose sowie frühere und aktuelle Mitarbeiter der Zentralen Beratungsstelle für Menschen in Wohnungsnot Berlin. Entstanden sind originelle und berührende Geschichten,... 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...

  • Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesiaby Chris Manning; Sudarno Sumarto

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90

    Understanding the nexus between employment, living standards and poverty is a major challenge in Indonesia. Trends in poverty are heavily dependent on labour market opportunities and social spending in education and health. The question is how to create opportunities and spend money wisely - a subject of intense debate in Indonesia. The government... more...

  • Fighting Poverty in the US and Europeby Alberto Alesina; Edward Glaeser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 26.99

    In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... 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...