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Poverty

  • 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 in the Midst of Affluenceby Leo F. Goodstadt

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 38.00

    Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses, and record labour productivity. Successive governments have been reluctant to invest in services for the elderly, the disabled, the long-term sick, and the poor,... more...

  • Democracy, Inequality and Corruptionby Jong-sung You

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this comparative, historical survey of three East-Asian countries, Jong-sung You explores how inequality hinders democratic control of corruption. more...

  • The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging Houseby Joseph O'neill

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    Criminals, drifters, beggars, the homeless, immigrants, prostitutes, tramping artisans, street entertainers, abandoned children, navvies, and families fallen on hard times - a whole underclass of people on the margins of society passed through Victorian l more...

  • Touring Povertyby Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption. The book takes the reader on a journey through... more...

  • Good times, bad timesby John Hills

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 13.50

    Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent ? healthcare, education, pensions, benefits ? is the centre of political and public debate. Much of that debate is dominated by the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it ? 'skivers' and 'strivers',... more...

  • Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britainby Barbara Korte; Frédéric Regard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century?s advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current... more...

  • Coming Up from the Streetsby Tessa Swithinbank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.50

    The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status and self-reliance. The story of the paper's... more...

  • Urban Governance Voice and Poverty in the Developing Worldby Nick Devas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...