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  • 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

    1   Welfare Is Dead   It is only 8:00 a.m., half an hour ahead of opening time, but already a long line has formed outside the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) office, which sits on a barren block west of Chicago?s Loop. It is a wet summer morning, one of those odd times when the rain is falling but the sun still shines. People are... more...

  • Income and Wealth Inequalityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    How are income and wealth inequality measured in Australia, and what are the impacts of this rising inequality? Can we close the gap between the haves and have-nots? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. more...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system, rather than individual failings of the poor. The second edition has been revised throughout with new statistical information, analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, and more. ... 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...

  • Mi Rincóncito en el Cieloby Theresa Barron-McKeagney

    UPA 2015; US$ 24.99

    Mi Rincóncito en el Cielo (My Little Corner of the Sky) tells the remarkable story of Alberto ?Beto? Gonzales, who overcame a childhood of poverty, addiction, and violence and went on to change the lives of thousands of children and adults as a mentor and gang prevention specialist. more...

  • The Undeserving Poorby Michael B. Katz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book. As the first did, it will force all concerned Americans to reconsider the foundations... more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    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 lived... 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...