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Poverty By Professor John Dixon

Poverty by Professor John Dixon

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Poverty is one of the most persistant and long-standing problems facing governments and populations all over the world. This book addresses poverty in ten different countries and discusses the attitudes and solutions for it.

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Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality by Professor John Dixon

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.

Poverty Reviews

'... the chapter on the UK should be required reading for all social work students.' - Community Care January 1999

' ... a useful volume on the subject of poverty that relates to both the developed and developing worlds.' - Development Policy Review Vol 17:1 March 1999

'The case studies are organised along a clearly defined framework, which enables comparisons between the countries, and does help to provide students of social policy and administration with essential readings in poverty in these countries...Hopefully, this book, while providing general reading about the ten countries, will contribute to new research to answer such questions.' - Journal of Development Studies, Vol 35, No.2 Dec 98

Table of Contents

Contents. Contributors. Preface. 1 The meaning and measurement of poverty, Stewart MacPherson, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and Richard Silburn, University of Nottingham, UK. 2 Australia, David Cox, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 3 Canada, Hugh Shewell, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. 4 Hong Kong, Stewart MacPherson, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. 5 Ireland, Tim Callan, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland and Brian Nolan, Economic and Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland. 6 Malta, Carmel Tabone, University of Malta, Msida, Malta. 7 Netherlands, Henk-Jan Dirven, Department of Socio-Economic Statistics, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Didier Fouarge, Tilburg University, Netherlands, and Ruud Muffels, Tilburg University, Netherlands. 8 Philippines, Karen E. Gerdes, Arizona State University, USA, and Kyle Lynn Pehrson, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. 9 United Kingdom, Richard Silburn, University of Nottingham, UK. 10 United States of America, James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Michelle Livermore, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. 11 Zimbabwe, Edwin Kaseke, School of Social Work, Harare, Zimbabwe. 12 Poverty in review, John Dixon, University of Plymouth, UK, and David Macarov, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Index.

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Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality by Professor John Dixon
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