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Routledge International Handbook of Poverty

Edited by: Bent Greve

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367178666
eBook ISBN: 9780429058103
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The first of the UN Millennium Goals was to reduce extreme poverty and in 2014 it was halved compared to 1990, and now the goal is to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030. The reduction in poverty is, to a high degree, the consequence of the rapid economic development in a few countries, especially China, but in many countries around the globe poverty is still at a high level and is influencing societies? overall development. It is against this background that this Handbook provides an up-to-date analysis and overview of the topic from a large variety of theoretical and methodological angles.

Organised into four parts, the Handbook provides knowledge on what poverty is, how it has developed, and what type of policies might be able to succeed in reducing poverty. Part I investigates conceptual issues and relates concepts to people?s relative position in society and the understanding of justice. Part II shows how poverty has developed. It combines existing empirical knowledge with regional/national understandings of the issue of poverty. Part III analyses policies and interventions with the aim of reducing or alleviating poverty within a national as well as global context. It includes a variety of countries and examples. Finally, Part IV tells us what can be done about poverty; what instruments are available to end poverty as we know it today.

This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, development studies, international relations and politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Absolute poverty Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Absolute or relative? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Multidimensional poverty Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Multidimensional poverty across the life cycle Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Preventing poverty Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Relative deprivation and subjective social position Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The consequences of growing up poor Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Social justice as parity of participation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Global poverty Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The discourse of poverty Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Poverty development in affluent welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Poverty in developing countries, 1990–2016 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What contributes to a higher degree of voluntarism in China’s rural displacement programmes? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Dynamics of rural transformation and poverty and inequality in Asia and the Pacific  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Poverty in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Poverty and social policy in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Poverty around the world Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The working poor Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Poverty in old age Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Poverty and access to welfare benefits Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Coping with poverty in everyday life Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Poverty and crime Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Taxes and duties and their impact on poverty Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Social cash transfers in the global South Download PDF
Chapter  26:  International migration and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Neoliberalism and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Poverty and health inequality Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Poverty reduction among older people through pensions Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Behavioural public policy and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Poverty and family Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Poverty Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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