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Poverty

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  • Fighting the Diseases of Povertyby Philip Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Public discussion of global healthcare issues is dominated by those who believe that top-down, government-driven interventions are the solution to the myriad health problems suffered by people in less developed countries. This thinking is responsible for a plethora of harmful policies, ranging from a drive towards socialized healthcare systems, to... more...

  • Address Unknownby James Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Describes the nature of homelessness, its multiple causes, and its demographic, economic, sociological, and social policy antecedents. Finding the origins of the problem to be social and political rather than economic, Wright (human relations, Tulane) outlines remedies based on existing and modified more...

  • Poverty Policyby Theodore R. Marmor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Cash transfers are but one form of income supplementation, and a fuller presentation of antipoverty proposals would include both transfers in-kind (such as food, housing, and medical care) and human investment programs aimed at increasing the earning capacity of individuals. Much discussion has centered on how to reduce poverty by getting more cash... more...

  • Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine Stateby James Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon... more...

  • Marienthalby Marie Jahoda

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    "One of the main theses of the Marienthal study was that prolonged unemployment leads to a state of apathy in which the victims do not utilize any longer even the few opportunities left to them. The vicious cycle between reduced opportunities and reduced level of aspiration has remained the focus of all subsequent discussions." So begin the opening... more...

  • Understanding Global Povertyby Serena Cosgrove; Benjamin Curtis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the voices, experiences... more...

  • Rethinking Povertyby Barry Knight

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    This book calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme by the Webb Memorial Trust, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want. more...

  • Young and Homelessby Tina Byrom; Sheine Peart

    UCL Institute of Education Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation. 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...