Category: Poverty

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

Translated by means of Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee
Afterword by means of Chris Bohjalian

Introducing the most recognized characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among solid and evil, and incorporates them to the barricades throughout the rebellion of 1832 with a panoramic realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside his dramatic tale are subject matters that seize the mind and the feelings: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by means of Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to get away the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial structures, however the portrait that resulted is greater than lifestyles, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses at the same time it touches the heart.

This Signet Classics variation is the one thoroughly unabridged paperback version on hand this day.

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Women’s Homelessness in Europe by Paula Mayock, Joanne Bretherton

By Paula Mayock, Joanne Bretherton

This e-book marks a serious contribution in assessing and increasing the proof base at the explanations and results of women’s homelessness. Drawing jointly paintings from Europe’s top homelessness students, it offers a multidisciplinary and comparative research of this acute social challenge, together with its dating with family violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, future health and healthiness and women’s adventure of sustained and recurrent homelessness. operating from varied views, the authors examine the responses to women’s homelessness in differing cultures and areas, and inside quite a few kinds of welfare states. They concentration specifically on referring to the gender dimensions of welfare and social coverage to women’s stories once they turn into homeless. This leading edge and well timed edited quantity will entice scholars and students of sociology, social coverage, anthropology, and gender and women’s reports, besides foreign policy-makers.

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Changing Social Policy: The Child Support Grant in South by Francie Lund

By Francie Lund

Outlining the transformation of the discriminatory welfare procedure below apartheid, this South African learn explains the extra revolutionary and developmental social welfare procedure that has emerged within the postapartheid period. It presents a extensive review of the context of coverage reform on the time of South Africa's transition to democracy, identifies the styles of poverty and inequality that the 1st democratically elected govt of South Africa needed to tackle, and delves into the welfare area, concentrating on the stream in the direction of developmental social welfare and the enduring societal advantages of utilizing social protection funds for kids during the 1998 baby aid provide.

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An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

This problem to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories concerning the impact of classification alterations and economics on instructing and learning puts forward other components as greater predictors of pupil performance. Pointing to luck tales in faculties that serve low-income scholars, this refutation of Payne's well known teacher-training software asserts that teacher expectancies, time on job, and the principal's management are the most components in picking out academic results at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student source of revenue disparities, racial make-up, and per-pupil expenditure, this serious analysis asserts the human part because the strongest software for bettering schooling in failing faculties.

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Climate, Affluence, and Culture by Evert Van de Vliert

By Evert Van de Vliert

This can be an cutting edge manner of taking a look at cultures! Van de vliert is definately a genius in mapping out the world's cultures with an in depth ecological contact. it's been an extended debate lately reagrding the long run examine in cross-cultural stories. the recognition of ecology has been recommended lower than the hot try out of defining tradition with the worry of atmosphere at huge. Van de Vliert makes use of weather and funds as controlable variables to give an explanation for different price platforms. His specialize in the categorization of self expression, survival and easy-going cultures will in my view turns into a futuristic procedure for clustering the cultures.
This should be an avnat garde model of the normal size established strategy. a good interpreting certainly for anyone whom into the inter-cultural communique and cross-cultural administration.

Linjie Chou

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Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization by Azizur Rahman Khan

By Azizur Rahman Khan

China's explosive monetary progress when you consider that 1988 has now not led to an equivalent bring up of source of revenue between all chinese language voters. The authors discover a number purposes for the disparity and base their conclusions on powerful empirical evidence--especially the 1996 survey carried out by way of the nation Statistical Bureau.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

By Matthew Desmond

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From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark paintings of scholarship and reportage that might perpetually swap the best way we glance at poverty in America

In this brilliant,heartbreaking e-book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to inform the tale of 8 households at the area. Arleen is a unmarried mom attempting to bring up her sons at the $20 a month she has left after procuring their rundown condo. Scott is a steady nurse fed on through a heroin dependancy. Lamar, a guy without legs and an area filled with boys to seem after, attempts to paintings his approach out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are minimize. All are spending nearly every thing they've got on lease, and all have fallen behind.

The fates of those households are within the fingers of 2 landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher became inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of many worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They detest a few of their tenants and are keen on others, yet as Sherrena places it, “Love don’t pay the bills.” She strikes to evict Arleen and her boys a couple of days prior to Christmas.

Even within the such a lot desolate parts of yank towns, evictions was once infrequent. yet this day, so much negative renting households are spending greater than half their source of revenue on housing, and eviction has turn into traditional, particularly for unmarried moms. In shiny, intimate prose, Desmond presents a ground-level view of 1 of the main pressing matters dealing with the USA this day. As we see households forced  into shelters, squalid flats, or extra harmful neighborhoods, we undergo witness to the human price of America’s great inequality—and to people’s decision and intelligence within the face of hardship.

in line with years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly collected information, this masterful booklet transforms our figuring out of utmost poverty and fiscal exploitation whereas offering clean rules for fixing a devastating, uniquely American challenge. Its unforgettable scenes of desire and loss remind us of the centrality of domestic, with out which not anything else is feasible.

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Understanding Poverty (Russell Sage Foundation Books at by Sheldon H. Danziger, Robert H. Haveman

By Sheldon H. Danziger, Robert H. Haveman

Inspite of an unheard of interval of progress and prosperity, the poverty fee within the usa continues to be excessive relative to the degrees of the early Seventies and relative to these in lots of industrialized international locations this day. figuring out Poverty brings the matter of poverty in the US to the fore, targeting its nature and volume on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. in retrospect over the 4 a long time because the state declared conflict on poverty, the authors ask how the negative have fared available in the market economic climate, what executive courses have and feature now not comprehensive, and what continues to be performed. they assist us know the way alterations within the means the exertions marketplace operates, in kinfolk constitution, and in social welfare, healthiness, and schooling guidelines have affected traits in poverty. most importantly, they provide feedback for adjustments in courses and guidelines that carry genuine promise for lowering poverty and source of revenue inequality.

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Mainstreaming Poverty-environment Linkages into Development by United Nations

By United Nations

This instruction manual is designed to function a advisor for champions and practitioners engaged within the painstaking activity of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into nationwide improvement making plans. It attracts on a considerable physique of expertise on the kingdom point and the various classes realized via the United international locations improvement Programme and the United international locations surroundings Programme in operating with governments - specifically ministries of making plans, finance and setting - to help efforts to combine the complicated interrelationships among poverty relief and stronger environmental administration into nationwide making plans and decision-making.

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Up and Out of Poverty: The Social Marketing Solution by Philip T. Kotler, Nancy R. Lee

By Philip T. Kotler, Nancy R. Lee

“Philip Kotler, pioneer in social advertising and marketing, and Nancy Lee carry their incisive considering and pragmatic method of the issues of habit swap on the backside of the pyramid. artistic suggestions to continual difficulties that impact the negative require the instruments of social advertising and multi-stakeholder administration. during this ebook, the negative world wide have came upon new and robust allies. A needs to learn if you paintings to relieve poverty and fix human dignity.” –CK Prahalad, Paul and Ruth McCracken exceptional collage Professor, Ross tuition of industrial, The college of Michigan, Ann Arbor; writer of The Fortune on the backside of the Pyramid, fifth Anniversary variation   “Helping others out of poverty is an easy job; but it is still incomplete. placing poverty in a museum is available inside of a brief span of time–if all of us interact, we will do it!” –Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and dealing with Director, Grameen financial institution   “As an MBA scholar at Wharton within the Nineteen Seventies, Philip Kotler’s textbook used to be the marketer’s Bible. Now, many years later, Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee have made a profound contribution to realizing and addressing the blight of worldwide poverty. advertising turns out an not going weapon within the struggle opposed to poverty. yet poverty is tormented by behavioral offerings, and behaviour is inspired by way of details. Social advertising perspectives the terrible as rational shoppers of knowledge who swap their behaviors whilst awarded with details in a compelling means. . .the very factor dealers achieve this good, even if promoting the advantages of a toothpaste that forestalls cavities or these of bednets which may hinder malaria.” –Rich Stearns, President, global imaginative and prescient US   “Kotler and Lee set the checklist directly during this vital booklet: Social advertising and marketing makes use of quite a number instruments to steer habit and decrease poverty, past easily the sale of sponsored commodities like condoms and mosquito nets. Kotler’s pioneering paintings during this box maintains to motivate practitioners.” –Karl Hofmann, President and leader government Officer of PSI (Population providers foreign)   “Up and Out of Poverty will end up very valuable to antipoverty planners and staff to aid the negative deal greater with their difficulties of day-by-day residing. Philip Kotler and Nancy R. Lee illustrate shiny instances of ways the terrible will be helped by way of social advertising and marketing solutions.” –Mechai Viravaidya, founder and Chairman, inhabitants and group improvement organization, Thailand

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