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  • Revenu minimum garantiby Lionel-Henri Groulx

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 29.25

    Cet ouvrage définit la notion de revenu minimum garanti avant d'explorer les diverses modalités (minimum social, impôt négatif et revenu de citoyenneté) au Canada, aux États-Unis et dans divers pays européens. L'auteur fait ressortir les dilemmes que pose toute stratégie de mise en place d'un revenu... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.   Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... more...

  • Poverty and Social Exclusionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession,... more...

  • Understanding Growth and Povertyby Raj Nallari; Breda Griffith

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    The literature on growth and poverty is voluminous and still evolving. This title distills the most important lessons from developing countries' experience with growth and poverty. It provides a broad understanding of the impact of economic policies on growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. After describing basic economic relationships... more...

  • Down and outby Peter Saunders

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 45.95

    Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners , this landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. more...

  • Poverty Dynamicsby Tony Addison; David Hulme; Ravi Kanbur

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualise... more...

  • A Pocketful of Holes and Dreamsby Jeff Pearce

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags... more...

  • Our Common Interestby Commission for Africa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    'The Commission for Africa finds the conditions of the lives of the majority of Africans to be intolerable and an affront to the dignity of all mankind. We insist upon an alteration of these conditions through a change of policy in favour of the weak.' The report of the Commission for Africa is the most important document of our time. Created... more...

  • One Illness Awayby Anirudh Krishna

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    Why does poverty persist? A critical, but so far ignored, part of the answer lies in the fact that poverty is regularly created. Large numbers of people are escaping poverty, but large numbers are concurrently falling into chronic poverty. This book presents the first large-scale examination of the reasons why people fall into poverty and how they... more...

  • Trustby Pip Desmond

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 20.74

    Extraordinary insight into New Zealand women's lives with gangs. In 1977 an idealistic young doctor's daughter, fresh out of university, knocked on the door of a run-down old house in inner-city Wellington. She was greeted by a woman in a Black Power T-shirt with metal in her nose and a spidery tattoo on her left cheek. 'Whaddya want?' the woman... more...