A Persistent Global Reality
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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
* 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.
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.