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Poverty

  • Foreclosed Americaby Isaac Martin; Christopher Niedt

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    From 2007 to 2012, almost five percent of American adults?about ten million people?lost their homes because they could not make mortgage payments. The scale of this home mortgage crisis is unprecedented?and it's not over. Foreclosures still displace more American homeowners every year than at any time before the twenty-first century. The dispossession... more...

  • Pakistanby Rashid Amjad; Shahid Javed Burki

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book discusses the fundamental constraints that need to be overcome to move the economy of Pakistan to higher growth. more...

  • Blue Labourby Ian Geary; Adrian Pabst

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 30.00

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  • Crafting Policies to End Poverty in Latin Americaby Ana Lorena De La O

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 68.00

    This book provides a theory and evidence explaining the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program. more...

  • Mi Rincóncito en el Cieloby Theresa Barron-McKeagney

    UPA 2015; US$ 24.99

    Mi Rincóncito en el Cielo (My Little Corner of the Sky) tells the remarkable story of Alberto ?Beto? Gonzales, who overcame a childhood of poverty, addiction, and violence and went on to change the lives of thousands of children and adults as a mentor and gang prevention specialist. more...

  • Ending Global Povertyby Stephen C. Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to arms, global poverty is something that we can and should solve within our lifetimes. Ending Global Poverty explores the various traps that keep... more...

  • Ending Global Povertyby Stephen C. Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to arms, global poverty is something that we can and should solve within our lifetimes. Ending Global Poverty explores the various traps that keep... more...

  • Hard Living in America's Heartlandby Paula W. Dáil

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to... more...

  • Yokohama Street Lifeby Tom Gill

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews with Kimitsu, Tom Gill analyzes life in the Yokohama slum district of Kotobuki?a district in which welfare has come to replace labor. more...

  • Of Street Piemenby Henry Mayhew

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.36

    '...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...