Books in category Social Science – Poverty & Homelessness

  • Pathways Out of Poverty Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Volume 296

    Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in …, Volume 296
    Gary S. Fields, Guy Pierre Pfeffermann

    How private firms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance their contributions is the theme of this book.

  • Freedom from Poverty

    Freedom from Poverty
    Daniel P.L. Chong

    This book provides valuable concepts to human rights practitioners, political scientists, antipoverty advocates, and leaders who are serious about ending widespread privation and disease.

  • The Poverty of Welfare

    The Poverty of Welfare
    Michael Tanner

    The Poverty of Welfare examines the impact of that reform, looking at the context of welfare's history, and concludes that while welfare reform was a step in the right direction, we have a long way to go to fix the deeply troubled system.

  • Austerity Bites

    Austerity Bites
    Mary O’Hara

    This timely book by journalist Mary O'Hara chronicles the real-world effects of austerity, removing it from the bland, technocratic language of politics and showing just what austerity means to ordinary lives.

  • We Are Poor but So Many

    We Are Poor but So Many
    Ela R. Bhatt

    This volume is unique in that it will elaborate the specific experience and knowledge of Ela Bhatt in her and SEWA's journey and provide insights and knowledge that no outside researcher would ever be in a position to replicate.

  • Lost from View

    Lost from View
    Nina Biehal, Fiona Mitchell, Jim Wade

    Lost from view presents findings from a study of missing persons yet undertaken in the UK. It provides information on the motivations and circumstances of both missing adults and children and draws directly on the views and experiences of …

  • Reaching the Poor with Health Nutrition and Population Services

    Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition, and Population Services
    Davidson R. Gwatkin, Adam Wagstaff, Abdo Yazbeck

    This volume presents eleven case studies that document how well or poorly health, nutrition, and population programs have reached disadvantaged groups in the countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America where they were undertaken.

  • The Political Economy of Microfinance

    The Political Economy of Microfinance
    Philip Mader

    This book raises fundamental concerns about this widely-celebrated tool for social development.

  • A Mind Shaped by Poverty

    A Mind Shaped by Poverty
    Regenia Rawlinson

    In the essential guide A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know, educator Regenia Rawlinson shares a comprehensive look at how poverty affects academic success and what educators can do to solve the problem.

  • The Classic Slum

    The Classic Slum
    Robert Roberts

    A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian …

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