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Poverty

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  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • World Povertyby Peter Townsend; David Gordon

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 39.95

    The study, when published in 2002, received coverage across the globe from Brazil to Greece and attracted the support of the then High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson. Anyone interested in understanding, campaigning or simply debating the issues facing policy makers today will find this book a rich and compelling resource. more...

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Spaceby Emma Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of movement and place, the book argues that young homeless people become... more...

  • 101 reasons for a Citizen's Incomeby Malcolm Torry

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    For anyone new to the subject of Citizen?s Income, or who wants to introduce friends, colleagues or relatives to the idea, this valuable guide will be essential reading, offering a convincing case for a Citizen?s Income and a much needed resource for all interested in the future of welfare in the UK. more...

  • Adaptation, Poverty and Developmentby David Alexander Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa. more...

  • Affordable Housing in the Urban Global Southby Jan Bredenoord; Paul Van Lindert; Peer Smets

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The chapters provide ideas and tools for pro-poor interventions... more...

  • Armut und Engagementby Leiv Eirik Voigtländer

    transcript 2015; Not Available

    Warum ist es so schwierig, sich als Betroffene gegen Armut und Erwerbslosigkeit sozial zu engagieren? Ihr Einsatz ist zwar vielfältig - ob bei den Tafeln, in der Beratung oder im Protest gegen »Hartz IV«. Doch auch in der Zivilgesellschaft wirken Mechanismen der Diskriminierung, die dem Anspruch dieser Akteure auf Gleichheit als Bürger entgegenstehen.... more...

  • Beyond the Numbersby Aline Coudouel

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    This volume provides lessons on the design and functioning of such monitoring systems, based on the experience of twelve Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) countries. The focus is on the institutional arrangements of PRS monitoring systems - the rules and processes which bring the various actors and monitoring activities together in a coherent diagnostic... more...

  • Boosting Paychecksby Daniel P. Gitterman

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    When most people think of policies designed to help the poor, welfare is the first program that comes to mind. Traditionally welfare has served individuals who do not workhence much of the stigma that some attach to the program. An equally important strand of American social policy, however, is meant to support low-wage workers and their families.... more...

  • Can the Poor Influence Policy? Participatory Poverty Assessments in the Developing Worldby Caroline Robb

    International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 11.00

    The second edition of this book outline show to include the poor using the Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA) method. This method was developed by the World Bank in partnerships with NGOs, governments, and academic institutions, and has been implemented in over 60 countries worldwide duringthe last decade. This book also draws on new PPA case... more...