Poverty : a persistent global reality /

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Other Authors: Dixon, John.
Macarov, David.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
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Summary:

This book addresses the long-standing global issue of poverty. An introductory chapter explores concepts and definitions of poverty, the subsequent chapters providing detailed examinations of poverty in ten different countries: UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, The Philippines and Zimbabwe.
Each chapter follows a consistent format, to facilitate comparison and focuses on the following issues:-
* the socio-economic and historical context within which poverty exists
* the extent and nature of poverty
its causes
* the measures that have been taken to mitigate it.
This book will be essential reading for students of social policy and administration as well as development studies and anthropology.

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Physical Description:xvi, 287 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:041514681X (hb.)
0415146828 (pbk.)