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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99
The Undeserving Poor is a history of the ideas that underlie America's enduring confrontation with poverty. The book shows that poverty remains a national disgrace in part because of the way we define and think about it - which, in turn, shapes the energy we put, or don't put, into its eradication. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Genetic engineering is changing the terrain of development studies. Technologies with unprecedented potential - the capacity to move genes across species - have created widely politicized phenomena: ?Frankenfoods?, ?GMOs?, and ?The Terminator?. En masse, the public has reacted with equanimity or appreciation to genetically engineered pharmaceuticals,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
This book provides insights into the way social protection policy is being redefined as a result of the new commitment by governments around the world to use these programs to reduce poverty. The case studies presented show how innovations in social protection have emerged in different countries. They also discuss various aspects of social protection... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 163.75
Despite living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, far too many low-income and no-income men, women, and children in this nation are without health insurance or health care. More than half of those financially bereft have a serious health problem, with poor children three to five times more likely to experience chronic health issues than... more...
- The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 16.98
How are income and wealth inequality measured in Australia, and what are the impacts of this rising inequality? Can we close the gap between the haves and have-nots? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99
Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system, rather than individual failings of the poor. The second edition has been revised throughout with new statistical information, analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, and more. more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99
From 2007 to 2012, almost five percent of American adults?about ten million people?lost their homes because they could not make mortgage payments. The scale of this home mortgage crisis is unprecedented?and it's not over. Foreclosures still displace more American homeowners every year than at any time before the twenty-first century. The dispossession... more...