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Poverty

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • The American Way of Povertyby Sasha Abramsky

    Nation Books 2013; US$ 26.99

    Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America , in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and... more...

  • Globalization, Trade and Poverty in Ghanaby Ghana Accra; Ernest Aryeetey

    International Development Research Centre 2012; US$ 32.95

    The persistence of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in the face of increased globalization and rapid trade liberalization during the past two decades has inspired considerable debate on the impact of globalization, in general, and trade liberalization, in particular, on poverty. ¼ The standard argument is that global trade liberalization would... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • Reclaiming Classby Vivyan Adair; Sandra Dahlberg

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Reclaiming Class offers essays written by women who changed their lives through the pathway of higher education. Collected, they offer a powerful testimony of the importance of higher learning, as well as a critique of the programs designed to alleviate poverty and educational disparity. The contributors explore the ideologies of welfare and American... 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...

  • Social Capital and Institutions of Poverty Reduction in Africaby Osaore A. Aideyan

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 149.95

    There have been many books written about the issue of poverty in Africa. Most of them look at failed policies and criticize what does not work. This text looks at what does work, and outlines how to implement these effective policies. The question of credibility and strategic behaviors in institutions of poverty reduction is an area that needs to be... more...

  • Growth, Poverty, and Inequalityby Asad Alam

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 49.99

    "....a most interesting report. I have read it with considerable interest, and have learned a lot. It tells a clear story, and it contains a lot of interesting material."- Anthony Atkinson, Professor Nuffield CollegeOxford University, United Kingdom "The key conclusion of the report is that rapid economic growth is fundamentally important... more...

  • Insurance Against Covariate Shocksby Harold Alderman

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Uninsured risk had far-reaching consequences for rural growth as well as poverty reduction. A range of informal mechanisms to insure rural households against the impact of shocks, but they are a modest component of a risk layering strategy for well-off households and even less protective for low-income households. Formal insurance mechanisms have inherent... more...

  • Fighting Poverty in the US and Europeby Alberto Alesina; Edward Glaeser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 26.99

    In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... more...