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  • China's Transition from Socialism?: Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-90by Dorothy J. Solinger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this volume address the industrial, commercial, urban and regional reforms of China's planned economy during the 1980s. The emphasis is on the dominating institutional and bureaucratic presence of the state even as it sought to loosen the pre-1979 vertically structured centralised command system and to introduce some market principles... more...

  • The Feminization of Poverty in Rich Nationsby Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83


  • Poor Women, Poor Childrenby Rodgers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    This work presents the most recent data on poverty, family structure and participation in welfare programmes. It analyses the causes for the continuing rise in female-headed households, the high rates of poverty among such families, and evaluates past, present and future reform policies. more...

  • The Undeserving Poorby Michael B. Katz

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Explaining Global Povertyby Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The twenty-first century is characterized by extremes of poverty and wealth, of scarcity and abundance. The vast inequalties of wealth distribution between the developed west and the impoverished developing world is a complex problem. This book recognises that Africa in particular has manifested this global disgrace and symbolizes the nature of poverty... more...

  • Poverty and Exclusion in a Global Worldby A.S. Bhalla; Frédéric Lapeyre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    This volume looks at the three dimensions of social exclusion: economic, social and political. Exclusion is analyzed as a new approach to such issues as the 'new' poverty, precariousness, long-term unemployment, social polarization and lack of citizenship. The book shows how relational and distributional aspects of poverty are interlinked. more...