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Combating poverty

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 6871 words.

Although poverty reduction has not occurred as fast as anyone would like, we know a considerable amount about what is helpful in the struggle against poverty. We also know a lot about what...

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Distribution and mobility

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 4086 words.

We all start out in a given position in society and with a level of income (or wealth). What determines where we will end up? Will we be better off than our parents were? For people living...

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History

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 3782 words.

Poverty is an ancient problem. In the pre-modern period, poverty was synonymous with hunger, but the kind of poverty we recognize today arose with the emergence of the market economy....

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Introduction

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 5342 words.

Poverty is a global issue. There are people in every country with a standard of living that is significantly lower than that of others. Nevertheless, the absolute number of people living in...

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Labour markets

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 5818 words.

For most people, their performance in the labour market determines their station in life. What determines who earns what in the labour market? Are there systemic impediments that inhibit...

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Living: here and there

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 5870 words.

What it means to live in poverty depends on where in the world you are. Developed countries have their own brand of poverty that differs qualitatively from that in the developing world....

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Measurement

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 5224 words.

What do we mean when we say someone is living in poverty? Do we mean that their income is too low, that their consumption is too low, or that given their particular level of either, their...

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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Philip N. Jefferson.

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 176 pages.

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...

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Whither poverty?

Philip N. Jefferson.

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Poverty. 2189 words.

A world without extreme poverty is still some way off, but there have been moments where some actual poverty reduction occurred. ‘Whither poverty?’ considers three of the post-1960 attempts...

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