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World poverty : new policies to defeat an old enemy

Author: Peter Townsend; David Gordon
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed to make a contribution to the integration of human rights values into world poverty reduction strategies, this work provides suggestions on how to translate human rights norms, such as the right to social security, the right to an adequate standard of living and the rights of the child.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Townsend; David Gordon
ISBN: 1861343965 9781861343963 1861343957 9781861343956
OCLC Number: 51081835
Notes: "This book builds on a companion volume ... Breadline Europe: the measurement of poverty"--Page ix.
Description: xxiv, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Poverty, social exclusion and social polarisation : the need to construct an international welfare state / Peter Townsend --
Is rising income inequality inevitable? : a critique of the 'Transatlantic consensus' / Tony Atkinson --
The international measurement of poverty and anti-poverty policies / David Gordon --
Social policy in the US : workfare and the American low-wage labour market / S.M. Miller and Jeanette E. Markle --
A European definition of poverty : the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the member states of the European Union / Bernd Schulte --
Welfare state solidarity and support : the Czech Republic compared with the Netherlands / Tomáš Sirovátka, Wim van Oorschot and Ladislav Rabušic --
Targeting welfare : on the functions and dysfunctions of means testing in social policy / Wim van Oorschot --
Structural adjustment and mass poverty in Ghana / Kwabena Donkor --
Social funds in sub-Saharan Africa : how effective for poverty reduction? / Nazneen Kanji --
Urban water supply, sanitation and social policy : lessons from Johannesburg, South Africa / Jo Beall, Owen Crankshaw and Susan Parnell --
Round pegs and square holes : mismatches between poverty and housing policy in urban India / Sunil Kumar --
Urban poverty in China : incidence and policy responses / Athar Hussain --
'A new branch can be strengthened by an old branch' : livelihoods and challenges to inter-generational solidarity in South Africa / Jo Beall --
Human rights, transnational corporations and the World Bank / Peter Townsend --
Are we really reducing global poverty? / Jan Vandemoortele --
1% of 10,000 billion euros / Tony Atkinson --
Conclusion : constructing an anti-poverty strategy / Peter Townsend and David Gordon.
Other Titles: Breadline Europe : the measurement of poverty.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Townsend and David Gordon.
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