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  • Hardship & Health Womens Livesby Hilary Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • In Plain Sightby Leslie A. Robertson; Dara Culhane

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 19.95

    A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver?s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms. more...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    ?Affluent Americans often cherish the belief that poverty in America is far more comfortable than poverty in the rest of the world. Edin and Shaefer's devastating account of life at $2 or less a day blows that myth out of the water. This is world class poverty at a level that should mobilize not only national alarm, but international attention.? ... more...

  • Foreclosed Americaby Isaac Martin; Christopher Niedt

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    From 2007 to 2012, almost five percent of American adults?about ten million people?lost their homes because they could not make mortgage payments. The scale of this home mortgage crisis is unprecedented?and it's not over. Foreclosures still displace more American homeowners every year than at any time before the twenty-first century. The dispossession... more...

  • Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slaveryby Jesse Sage

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group (www.iAbolish.org). Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, and Pacifica Radio, and was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of the activist web-portal www.iAbolish.org. Kasten has worked with slavery survivors in India... 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...

  • Poverty Warsby Peter Saunders

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    Saunders argues that as a nation Australia can afford to eliminate financial poverty. The fact that we don?t do so is a matter of choice, not affordability ? as the experience of other countries demonstrates. In challenging this idea, this book focuses on how looking at poverty differently can help to make a world without poverty a practical reality. more...