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  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists ? from a leading national poverty expert who ? defies convention ? ( New York Times ) more...

  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.50

    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...

  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Democracy, Inequality and Corruptionby Jong-sung You

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this comparative, historical survey of three East-Asian countries, Jong-sung You explores how inequality hinders democratic control of corruption. more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 ? Esquire "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... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 163.75

    A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans. more...

  • Hard Living in America's Heartlandby Paula W. Dáil

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to... 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...