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Poverty

  • Of Street Piemenby Henry Mayhew

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    '...a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich' Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of London interviewing ordinary flower girls, market traders, piemen and costermongers to create the first ever work of mass social observation, and the ultimate account... more...

  • 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...

  • Democracy, Inequality and Corruptionby Jong-sung You

    Cambridge University Press 2015; 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...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system, rather than individual failings of the poor. The second edition has been revised throughout with new statistical information, analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, and more. ... more...

  • Povertyby George L. Wilber

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this collection of essays poverty is viewed not merely as an economic predicament but as a "system with measurable properties," of which a low income level is only one. Affecting individuals or entire regions, many of the attributes of poverty can be seen either as causes or as effects of low income. In order for governmental and institutional... more...

  • The Southern Appalachian Regionby Thomas R. Ford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Southern Appalachian Region is the largest American "problem area" -- an area whose participation in the economic growth of the nation has not been sufficient to relieve the chronic poverty of its people. The existence of the problem was recognized a generation ago, but in the past decade the resistance of such areas to economic advance has acquired... more...

  • Out Of Sight, Out Of Mindby Yvonne Vissing

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Homelessness in small towns and rural areas is on the rise. Drawing on interviews with and case studies of three hundred children and their families, with supporting statistics from federal, state, and private agencies, Vissing illustrates the impact this social problem has upon education, health, and the economy." more...

  • Appalachia in the Sixtiesby David S. Walls; John B. Stephenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In The Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey , published by the University Press of Kentucky in 1962, Rupert Vance suggested a decennial review of the region's progress. No systematic study comparable to that made at the beginning of the decade is available to answer the question of how far Appalachia has come since then, but David S. Walls and... more...

  • Appalachia's Childrenby David H. Looff

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This thoughtful, compassionate book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Southern Appalachian child -- his mental disorders and his adaptive strengths. Drawing upon his extensive fieldwork as a clinical child psychiatrist in Eastern Kentucky, Dr. Looff suggests means by which these children can be helped to bridge the gap between... 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...