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Breadline Europe : the measurement of poverty

Author: David Gordon; Peter Townsend
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in poverty, inequality, and social exclusion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book to examine poverty in Europe within the international framework agreed at the 1995 World Summit on Social Development. Breadline Europe provides up-to-date, essential reading for social science undergraduates and postgraduate students. It will also be of considerable interest to policy makers and NGOs with a concern for poverty reduction."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Cross-cultural studies
Congresses
Congrès
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Breadline Europe.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606541495
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gordon; Peter Townsend
ISBN: 1861342934 9781861342935 1861342926 9781861342928
OCLC Number: 46880262
Notes: Contains insert: Errata slip for Chapter Seven, pp 141-65.
Description: ix, 465 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the measurement of poverty in Europe / Peter Townsend and David Gordon --
pt. I. Resolving poverty: the need for a scientific consensus on concept and measurement --
2. The international build up: poverty and the spirit of the time / Jacques Baudot --
3. Reducing poverty: the implications of the 1995 Copenhagen Agreement fro research on poverty / John Langmore --
4. Measuring absolute and overall poverty / David Gordon --
5. Absolute and overall poverty: a European history and proposal for measurement / David Gordon, Christina Pantazis and Peter Townsend --
6. Women and poverty: a new research methodology / Elisabetta Ruspini --
7. Horses for discourses: poverty, purpose and closure in minimum income standards policy / John Veit-Wilson --
8. Poverty, inequality and health / Bjorn Hallerod --
pt. II. European analysis of poverty and social exclusion --
9. Poverty in Finland and Europe / Markku Lindqvist --
10. Poverty and affluence in Ireland: a comparison of income and deprivation approaches to the measurement of poverty / Richard Layte, Brian Nolan and Christopher Whelan --
11. Child poverty in comparative perspective / Jonathan Bradshaw --
12. Poverty and the poor in Central and Eastern Europe / Ludmila Dziewiecka-Bokun --
13. Poverty in Hungary and in Central and Eastern Europe / Zsuzsa Ferge --
14. Measurement and definitions of poverty in Russia / Simon Clarke --
15. What is social exclusion? / Ruth Levitas --
16. Social exclusion: concepts and evidence / Tania Burchardt --
17. Trajectories of social exclusion: the wider context for the third and first worlds / Graham room --
18. Conclusion / Peter Townsend and David Gordon.
Series Title: Studies in poverty, inequality, and social exclusion.
Responsibility: edited by David Gordon and Peter Townsend.

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The governments of 117 countries agreed at the World Summit on Social Development to prepare annual national anti-poverty plans. Two measures in particular were recommended for "absolute" and  Read more...

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