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Poverty

  • The Divideby Jason Hickel

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    For decades we have been told a story about the divide between rich countries and poor countries. We have been told that development is working: that the global South is catching up to the North, that poverty has been cut in half over the past thirty years, and will be eradicated by 2030. It?s a comforting tale, and one that is endorsed by the... more...

  • Understanding housing policyby Brian Lund

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, with boxed examples and case studies throughout, this fully revised 3rd edition addresses the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in recent years. more...

  • Summary and Analysis of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in Americaby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of White Trash tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Nancy Isenberg?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of White Trash includes:... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Classby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class Based on the Book by Edward Conard   So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Upside of Inequality tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Edward Conard?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set... more...

  • 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 Financial Diariesby Jonathan Morduch; Rachel Schneider

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    What the financial diaries of working-class families reveal about economic stresses, why they happen, and what policies might reduce them Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity,... more...

  • The Creation of the Human Development Approachby Tadashi Hirai

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 112.31

    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$ 130.32

    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$ 108.60

    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...