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World poverty : new policies to defeat an old enemy

Author: Peter Townsend
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats

The study, when published in 2002, received coverage across the globe from Brazil to Greece and attracted the support of the then High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson. Anyone interested  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Townsend
ISBN: 1861343957 9781861343956
OCLC Number: 229895919
Description: XXIV, 454 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Part I: International anti-poverty policy: the problems of the Washington Consensus 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 Part II: Anti-poverty policies in rich countries 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 ~ Tomas Sirovatka, Wim van Oorschot and Ladislav Rabusic; Targeting welfare: on the functions and dysfunctions of means testing in social policy ~ Wim van Oorschot; Part III: Anti-poverty policies in poor countries: 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; Part IV: Future anti-poverty policies: national and international: Human rights, transnational corporations and the World Bank ~ Peter Townsend; Are we really reducing global poverty? ~ Jan Vandemoortele; 1% of EURO10,000 billion ~ Tony Atkinson; Conclusion: constructing an anti-poverty strategy ~ Peter Townsend and David Gordon.
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