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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Philip N. Jefferson

Published in print July 2018 | ISBN: 9780198716471
Published online July 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191785078 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.001.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Millions of people worldwide live in poverty. Why is that? What has been done about it in the past? And what is being done about it now? Poverty: A Very Short Introduction explores how the answers to these questions lie in the social, political, economic, educational, and technological processes that impact all of us throughout our lives—from the circumstances of birth and gender to access to clean water and whether it is wartime or peacetime. The degree of vulnerability is all that differentiates us. This VSI looks at the history of poverty, the practical and analytical efforts made to eradicate it, and the prospects for further poverty alleviation in the future.

Keywords: community; family; globalization; housing; income distribution; peace; poverty; research; social capital; violence; women

Book.  176 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Welfare and Poverty ; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility ; Poverty

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History in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Measurement in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Living: here and there in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Labour markets in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Distribution and mobility in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Combating poverty in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Whither poverty? in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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