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  • The Poverty of Revolutionby Susan Eva Eckstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    The plight of the urban poor in Mexico has changed little since World War II, despite the country's impressive rate of economic growth. Susan Eckstein considers how market forces and state policies that were ostensibly designed to help the poor have served to maintain their poverty. She draws on intensive research in a center city slum, a squatter... more...

  • The Assault on Social Policyby William Roth; Susan Peters

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and... 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...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    "I?ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself ? if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado?s life and extracted all the hard... more...

  • The Capability Approachby Solava Ibrahim; Meera Tiwari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    How can human capabilities be articulated and promoted in practice? How can the challenges encountered in its application be addressed? This volume answers these research questions through nine country case studies from the Global North and the Global South. more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways. more...

  • Poverty and Equityby Jean-Yves Duclos; Abdelkrim Araar

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 120.00

    This text addresses the understanding and alleviation of poverty, inequality, and inequity using a unique and broad mix of concepts, measurement methods, statistical tools, software, and practical exercises. Part I discusses basic fundamental issues of well-being and poverty measurement. Part II develops an integrated framework for measuring poverty,... more...

  • Poverty Strategies in Asiaby J. Weiss; H.A. Khan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Offers an examination of a range of measures aimed at reducing poverty in Asia, such as trade liberalization, infrastructure investment, population policies, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a range of Asian economies. more...

  • Understanding Human Well-beingby McGillivray Mark; Clarke Matthew

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, human well-being is a core issue for both researchers and policy-makers. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a powerful reminder of this point. We now know more about human well-being and the related concepts of poverty and inequality than ever before, as a result of many... more...

  • Progress against Povertyby Santiago Levy

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    In 1997, Mexico launched a radical new program to combat poverty. Initially named Progresa and now known as Oportunidades, the revolutionary program has become an important example of a sustainable and scalable poverty reduction strategy in the developing world. In Progress against Poverty, Santiago Levy--the main architect of Progresa-Oportunidades--offers... more...