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  • Fighting the Diseases of Povertyby Philip Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Public discussion of global healthcare issues is dominated by those who believe that top-down, government-driven interventions are the solution to the myriad health problems suffered by people in less developed countries. This thinking is responsible for a plethora of harmful policies, ranging from a drive towards socialized healthcare systems, to... more...

  • Address Unknownby James Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Describes the nature of homelessness, its multiple causes, and its demographic, economic, sociological, and social policy antecedents. Finding the origins of the problem to be social and political rather than economic, Wright (human relations, Tulane) outlines remedies based on existing and modified more...

  • Poverty Policyby Theodore R. Marmor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Cash transfers are but one form of income supplementation, and a fuller presentation of antipoverty proposals would include both transfers in-kind (such as food, housing, and medical care) and human investment programs aimed at increasing the earning capacity of individuals. Much discussion has centered on how to reduce poverty by getting more cash... more...

  • Marienthalby Marie Jahoda

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    "One of the main theses of the Marienthal study was that prolonged unemployment leads to a state of apathy in which the victims do not utilize any longer even the few opportunities left to them. The vicious cycle between reduced opportunities and reduced level of aspiration has remained the focus of all subsequent discussions." So begin the opening... more...

  • Understanding Global Povertyby Serena Cosgrove; Benjamin Curtis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the voices, experiences... more...

  • Rethinking Povertyby Barry Knight

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    This book calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme by the Webb Memorial Trust, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want. more...

  • Broke and Patrioticby Francesco Duina

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic... more...

  • Young and Homelessby Tina Byrom; Sheine Peart

    UCL Institute of Education Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation. more...

  • Outposts of the Forgottenby Harvey Alan Siegal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The single-room occupancy (SRO) tenements and welfare hotels located throughout New York City, but concentrated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, provided housing for many of society's troubled, marginal members in the late 1970s, when this book was originally published. The predominant population of these buildings was old, non-white, unemployed,... more...

  • The Unsheltered Womanby Randall Hinshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Defining the "unsheltered woman" and her needs is a complicated task. Regardless of the roots of the condition, a significant number of women are not being housed as well as they could be. Women are not the only victims of an inadequately met housing demand; their families suffer as well. This volume provides sources of information for understanding... more...