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  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation,... more...

  • The Invisible Poorby Gabriel Demombynes; Dorte Verner

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    The work grows out of discussions with counterparts at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food (SAGPyA) and INDEC. Recognizing the dearth of information on rural areas, the World Bank team agreed to review knowledge on rural poverty and provide guidance on future data collection efforts. A primary objective of this study is to raise... more...

  • Poverty in the Soviet Unionby Mervyn Matthews

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 34.00

    This 1986 book deals with the continuing problem of poverty in Soviet society, which the Revolution of 1917 was supposed to solve. more...

  • Migration and Povertyby Edmundo Murrugarra; Jennica Larrison; Marcin Sasin

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    This volume uses recent research from the World Bank to document and analyze the bidirectional relationship between poverty and migration in developing countries. The case studies chapters compiled in this book (from Tanzania, Nepal, Albania and Nicaragua), as well as the last, policy-oriented chapter – illustrate the diversity of migration experience... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...