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The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty By David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)


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The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)

Despite remarkable economic advances in many societies during the latter half of the twentieth century, poverty remains a global issue of enduring concern. Poverty is present in some form in every society in the world, and has serious implications for everything from health and well-being to identity and behavior. Nevertheless, the study of poverty has remained disconnected across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories and conceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient topics in poverty research, and the far-reaching consequences of poverty on the individual and societal level. The volume incorporates many methodological perspectives, including survey research, ethnography, and mixed methods approaches, while the chapters extend beyond the United States to provide a truly global portrait of poverty. A thorough examination of contemporary poverty, this Handbook is a valuable tool for non-profit practitioners, policy makers, social workers, and students and scholars in the fields of public policy, sociology, political science, international development, anthropology, and economics.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty Reviews

This book is a useful compendium of writings regarding the nature of poverty. Each of the sections does an effective job of discussing the traditional dimensions of poverty, such as measurement, people versus place, economics versus personal decisions, and policy responses. Readers will find the work useful for understanding the nature of this social problem. * CHOICE *
This book is a useful compendium of writings regarding the nature of poverty. Each of the sections does an effective job of discussing the traditional dimensions of poverty, such as measurement, people versus place, economics versus personal decisions, and policy responses. The hidden gem in this work, however, is the last chapter, which deals with a new paradigm for addressing poverty. Readers will find the work heavily academic but useful for understanding the nature of this social problem. * L. T. Grover, Southern University and A&M College *

About David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)

David Brady is Professor in the School of Public Policy, and Director of the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty at the University of California, Riverside. He is also affiliated with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where he was Director of the Inequality and Social Policy department from 2012-2015. He is the author of Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty. Linda M. Burton is Dean of Social Sciences and James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University.

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NLS9780190947361
9780190947361
0190947365
The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David Brady (Professor, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2019-03-21
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