Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality

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John Dixon, David Macarov
Psychology Press, 1998 - Social Science - 287 pages
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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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Contents

Australia
20
Canada
45
Hong Kong
74
Ireland
93
Malta
116
Netherlands
136
United Kingdom
204
United States of America
229
Zimbabwe
248
Poverty in review
265
Index
280
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About the author (1998)

Dixon is at the University of Plymouth.

Macarov is at the Hebrew University.

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