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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Globalization and Povertyby Nadejda Ballard

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 36.00

    Analyze the impact globalization has had on poverty, rural development, regional examples, role of multinationals, human capital development, and sustainability. more...

  • Participatory Approaches to Attacking Extreme Povertyby Quentin Wodon

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Relying on contributions from the International Movement ATD Fourth World, this book deals with questions such as:What does it mean to live in poverty, and especially in extreme poverty? How can very poor people be reached through development projects? How can we assess whether projects succeed in changing the lives of the poorest individuals? In answering... 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...

  • Rural Homelessnessby Paul Cloke; Paul Milbourne; Rebekah Widdowfield

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    Rural homelessness explores the shifting policy context of homelessness and social exclusion in relation to rural areas in the UK and other countries in the developed world. Drawing on the first comprehensive survey of rural homelessness in the UK, the book positions these findings within a wider international context. more...