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Understanding poverty

Author: Peter Alcock
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alcock
ISBN: 1403940924 9781403940926 1403940932 9781403940933
OCLC Number: 438479704
Description: XIV, 304 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: THE CONTEXT OF POVERTY: What is Poverty?; Who is Poor?; The Causes of Poverty; International Dimensions.- PART II: DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT: Defining Poverty; Measuring Poverty; The Dynamics of Poverty; Social Exclusion.- PART III: SOCIAL DIVISIONS AND POVERTY: Gender and Poverty; Racism and Poverty; Age and Poverty; Disability and Poverty.- PART IV: THE POLICY FRAMEWORK: The Politics of Poverty; Social Security Policy; Developing Local Anti-Poverty Action; Area-Based Initiatives; Poverty, Inequality and Welfare.- Useful Websites.- References.
Responsibility: Pete Alcock.


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'This third edition of Understanding Poverty will not disappoint the many lecturers who have recommended earlier editions as the main general introductory text on the subject. Once again Pete Alcock Read more...

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