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Poverty

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  • People of the Streetsby Tony Parker

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 17.49

    'People of the streets... you become aware of them, and wonder who and what they are... what kind of lives they have, and what living them means...' First published in 1968, People of the Streets was Tony Parker's sixth book, for which he spent a year approaching and interviewing people in London who were living their daily lives on street... more...

  • Persistent Poverty in the Netherlandsby Floris Noordhoff

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 48.50

    Study on poverty and it's debate in the Netherlands. Floris Noordhoff intends to surpass the dichotomy between structuralist/individualist explanations of poverty and how poverty perpetuates itself over time. more...

  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Poverty, Income and Social Protectionby Richard Hoefer; James Midgley

    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...

  • Poverty and Health: A Crisis Among America's Most Vulnerable [2 volumes]by Kevin Fitzpatrick

    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...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    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...

  • Poverty in America: An Encyclopediaby Russell Lawson; Benjamin Lawson

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 83.00

    How has the U.S. dealt, throughout its long history, with one of the worlds oldest problems? Although poverty has always been part of the human experience, societal reactions and responses to it have been as varied as the condition has been static. Poverty in America has its own turbulent history of causes, effects, and remedies, from debtor's prison... more...

  • 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...

  • Poverty in the Soviet Unionby Mervyn Matthews

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 36.00

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