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  • Inequality in the 21st Centuryby David B. Grusky; Jasmine Hill

    Avalon Publishing 2017; US$ 102.00

    Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse... more...

  • Getting the Measure of Povertyby Jonathan Bradshaw; Roy Sainsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    A collection of papers with an historical theme, representing a fundamental review of 'A Study of Town Life' and its impact on the study of poverty and on wider empirical research. more...

  • Land and Poverty Alleviationby Dr. P. K. Agrawal

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 54.99

    The book ‘Land and Poverty Alleviation' is the first comprehensive volume to remove poverty through implementation of all constituents of land reforms globally. Access to ownership of land and security of tenure can save the landless and the land poor from starvation or hunger. Implementation of land reforms doesn't involve huge funds but requisite... more...

  • Housing, Fuel Poverty and Healthby Jonathan D. Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first fully comparative study of fuel poverty across the EU, this work analyses the relationship between domestic energy efficiency, fuel poverty and health. The book adopts a holistic approach, incorporating a large number of social and economic risk factors to present a large-scale, cross-country, longitudinal analysis. The book is unique in:... more...

  • The Open Doorby Carol L. M. Caton

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 36.99

    The Open Door provides a comprehensive, carefully documented "state of the science" on homelessness and mental illness. The book reviews the effectiveness of service and housing interventions targeted at this constituency, and discusses efforts to bring evidence-based programs to scale. more...

  • When Nighttime Shadows Fallby Diane Michael Cantor

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    A young social worker from Atlanta struggles to gain the trust of pregnant teens in rural Appalachia more...

  • The Great Society and the War on Poverty: An Economic Legacy in Essays and Documentsby John Burch

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson inherited from the Kennedy administration many of the pieces of what became the War on Poverty. In stark contrast to today, Johnson was aided by a U.S. Congress that was among the most productive in the history of the United States. Despite the accomplishments of the Great Society... more...

  • Hunger and Poverty in South Asiaby J. Albert Rorabacher

    Gyan Publishing House 2009; US$ 99.99

    In late 2007, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published The Challenge of Hunger, and stated: There are 854 million people who go hungry every day. Two years later, that number had increased to roughly 1 billion people. In the course of less than a year, nearly 100 million people had joined the ranks of the world's hungry. Rapidly... more...

  • Managing Human Developmentby Manu N. Kulkarni

    Gyan Publishing House 2007; US$ 72.99

    This book captures the thoughts of the Author who worked for more than four decades at the grassroots in India and other countries, observing and watching how Human Development Programmes touch the lives of those who receive the services like primary health care, water and sanitation, school education and reflecting on the managerial dimensions of... more...

  • The Undeserving Poorby Michael B. Katz

    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...