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  • 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...

  • Finance & Development, September 1973by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1973; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...

  • From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomesby H. Dean Nielsen

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Basic knowledge and skills—not years of education —are key to reducing poverty. Raising enrollments and completing primary schooling are necessary but not sufficient for ensuring basic knowledge and skills. Developing countries and partner agencies like the World Bank, need to focus on raising learning outcomes, particularly among disadvantaged... more...

  • The Fruits of Their Laborby Cindy Hahamovitch

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In 1933 Congress granted American laborers the right of collective bargaining, but farmworkers got no New Deal. Cindy Hahamovitch's pathbreaking account of migrant farmworkers along the Atlantic Coast shows how growers enlisted the aid of the state in an unprecedented effort to keep their fields well stocked with labor. This is the story of... more...

  • He Got Hungry and Forgot His Mannersby Jimmy Breslin

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    A Catholic priest sets his sights on sin?s frontline: New York City Father D?Arcy Cosgrove honed his special talents during a mission to Africa, where he ministered to locals about the dangers of sex. To Cosgrove, sex is a menace to societies all across the world, with no country more stricken than the United States. And so, to fight his war on... more...

  • Health System Innovations in Central Americaby Gerard M. La Forgia

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    Similar to developing countries elsewhere, during the 1990s, Central American countries faced pressures to improve the performance of their health systems. In most countries, there was a consensus that the systems were failing to live up to their potential. Rather than take on system-wide change, each country opted to step into reform through launching... more...

  • Homeless Lives in American Citiesby Philip Webb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Homeless Lives in American Cities explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. It demonstrates how contemporary social work and policy emerge from Victorian cultural attitudes. more...

  • Homelessnessby Patricia Kennett; Alex Marsh

    Policy Press 1999; US$ 41.95

    Analysis that links the phenomenon of homelessness to wider debates about the changing social and economic environment remains relatively underdeveloped. This important book brings together contemporary theoretical debates and original empirical research in order to explore the nature, experience and impact of social change in the context of emerging... more...

  • How the Other Half Diesby Susan George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1989; US$ 49.99

    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com. more...

  • Income Inequality and Fiscal Policyby David Coady

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...