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Poverty

  • Home Safe Homeby Hilary Botein; Andrea Hetling; Carol Corden

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    For survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), housing is a key to establishing a new life free from abuse. Home Safe Home offers a multifaceted analysis that both values the perspectives of IPV survivors and accounts for the practical challenges involved in providing them with adequate permanent housing. As it traces how housing options and... more...

  • Home: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Allen Fox

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99

    Ideas of home play a prominent role in the way people of all cultures frame an understanding of their lives. This Very Short Introduction considers the enduring concept of home in our modern world, as international and local migration, homelessness, and uprootedness threaten to destabilize our traditional notions of place and belonging. more...

  • A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reductionby Vishwambhar Prasad Sati; Lalrinpuia Vangchhia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book presents a socio-economic and livelihood analysis of agriculturally-dependent communities of Mizoram, the eastern extension of the Himalaya, using the sustainable livelihood approach. Such an approach to poverty reduction is inevitable, particularly, in areas where livelihoods depend largely on biomass-based agriculture and livestock production.... more...

  • Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume Iby Robert A. Moffitt

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    Few government programs in the United States are as controversial as those designed to help the poor. From tax credits to medical assistance, the size and structure of the American safety net is an issue of constant debate. These two volumes update the earlier Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States with a discussion of the many changes... more...

  • Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume IIby Robert A. Moffitt

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    Few government programs in the United States are as controversial as those designed to help the poor. From tax credits to medical assistance, the size and structure of the American safety net is an issue of constant debate. These two volumes update the earlier Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States with a discussion of the many changes... more...

  • Ours to Loseby Amy Starecheski

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Though New York?s Lower East Side today is home to high-end condos and hip restaurants, it was for decades an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict?an emblematic example of the tattered state of 1970s and ?80s Manhattan.   Those decades of strife, however, also gave the Lower East Side something unusual: a radical... more...

  • From Exclusion to Reciprocityby Jona M. Rosenfeld; Jean-Michel Defromont

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 28.99

    Prof. Jona Rosenfeld is one of Israel's pioneering social workers. This book is a vivid testimony to his long life dedicated to social work, sociology, psychotherapy and social action. He clarifies the domain and expertise of social work in order to enable social workers to be more effective. more...

  • The Dark Side of East Londonby David Charnick

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    Just hearing the phrase ‘the East End’ summons up images of slums and dark alleyways, with Jack the Ripper appearing from the mist, or housing estates and pubs where you might find the Kray twins. It is a place of poverty and menace, yet these images can prevent us from seeing the reality of life east of the City of London, and of its... more...

  • Housing politics in the United Kingdomby Brian Lund

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    As housing moves up the UK political agenda, Brian Lund uses insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism and social constructionism to explore the political processes involved in constructing and implementing housing policy and its political consequences. more...

  • Urban Poverty in Turkeyby Burcu Sentürk

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    Gecekondu settlements ? or shanty towns ? in large Turkish cities are mostly populated by low-income families, many of which have migrated from the villages of Central Anatolia. The rise of the Islamist party AKP in the 1990s and 2000s had a large impact on how these gecekondus are examined, and how they are perceived to reflect key issues at play... more...