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Poverty

  • Welfare, Work, and Povertyby Qin Gao

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 57.99

    Welfare, Work, and Poverty provides the first systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts and effectiveness of China's primary social assistance program -- Minimum Livelihood Guarantee, or Dibao -- the world's largest welfare program. The text offers new empirical evidence and draws policy lessons that are timely and useful for both China... more...

  • The Open Doorby Carol L. M. Caton

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 36.99

    The Open Door provides a comprehensive, carefully documented "state of the science" on homelessness and mental illness. The book reviews the effectiveness of service and housing interventions targeted at this constituency, and discusses efforts to bring evidence-based programs to scale. more...

  • The Creation of the Human Development Approachby Tadashi Hirai

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.34

    This book examines the main reasons and challenges for the success of the human development approach both in theory and practice as an alternative to the economic growth model. Unlike the preceding research which has typically been either theoretical/prescriptive or empirical/descriptive, it follows a pragmatic historical and institutional methodology,... more...

  • South-South Cooperation Beyond the Mythsby Isaline Bergamaschi; Phoebe Moore; Arlene B. Tickner

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 129.20

    This book, which brings together scholars from the developed and developing world, explores one of the most salient features of contemporary international relations: South-South cooperation. It builds on existing empirical evidence and offers a comparative analytical framework to critically analyse the aid policies and programmes of ten rising donors... more...

  • China?s Foreign Aidby Hong Zhou; Hou Xiong

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 107.67

    This book analyzes the changes in and development of China?s Foreign Aid Policy and Mechanisms over the past 60 years. It offers readers a thorough introduction to China?s Aid to Africa; its Aid to Southeast Asian Countries; its Aid Policy Toward Central Asian Countries; and its Aid to Latin America and the Caribbean Region, as well as their respective... more...

  • Getting the Measure of Povertyby Jonathan Bradshaw; Roy Sainsbury

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    A collection of papers with an historical theme, representing a fundamental review of 'A Study of Town Life' and its impact on the study of poverty and on wider empirical research. more...

  • Housing, Fuel Poverty and Healthby Jonathan D. Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first fully comparative study of fuel poverty across the EU, this work analyses the relationship between domestic energy efficiency, fuel poverty and health. The book adopts a holistic approach, incorporating a large number of social and economic risk factors to present a large-scale, cross-country, longitudinal analysis. The book is unique in:... more...

  • Social Exclusion and the Remaking of Social Networksby Robert Strathdee

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    How do young people make effective transitions into work? This question has occupied the minds of parents and young people, and also researchers and policy makers, as they face up to challenges presented by globalization and technological change. The foremost governmental response to this challenge has been to expand training systems to improve young... more...

  • Poverty and Vulnerability in Dhaka Slumsby Jane A. Pryer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Bangladesh has low levels of urbanization but a high urban population in absolute terms, being one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Rapid urbanization in developing countries brings numerous problems and challenges; urban poverty is one important issue. This important volume presents the findings of a complex and revealing multidisciplinary... more...

  • Changeby Jay Naidoo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 11.00

    Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done. In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global... more...