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Poverty

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  • The Missing Classby Katherine Newman; Victor Tan Chen

    Beacon Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Fifty-seven million Americans-including 21 percent of the nation's children-live a notch above the poverty line, and yet the challenges they face are largely ignored. While government programs assist the poor, and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and left to fend for itself. Missing Class parents often... 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...

  • Out of Povertyby John Stackhouse

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 24.95

    From East Timor to Timbuktu, John Stackhouse has met and lived with hundreds of the world's poor. When he set out on this journey in 1991, he was certain that the new age of global markets and economic reforms would end decades of extreme hardship in the developing world. But as the nineties rolled on, he found poverty still entrenched in dozens of... more...

  • Wealth and the wealthyby Karen Rowlingson; Stephen D. McKay

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 42.95

    Using many data sources, this timely book provides a comprehensive discussion of issues of wealth, looking at potential policy responses, including 'asset-based' welfare and taxation. 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...

  • 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...

  • Living through Crisesby Rasmus Heltberg; Naomi Hossain; Anna Reva

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 29.99

    What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts? These are the questions addressed by this book, which emerged out of qualitative crisis monitoring initiatives carried out by IDS and the World Bank.... more...

  • Migrants and their moneyby Kavita Datta

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This original and topical book tells the untold stories of migrants' experiences of, and responses to, financial exclusion in London. more...

  • Broke, USAby Gary Rivlin

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America?s largest and fastest-growing industries?the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the ?poverty industry? that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich ( Nickel and Dimed ) and David... more...

  • Stuart: A Life Backwardsby Alexander Masters

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    ?Stuart does not like the manuscript. He?s after a bestseller, ?like what Tom Clancy writes?. ?But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs,? I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.? more...