POVERTY: A GLOBAL REVIEW

POVERTY: A GLOBAL REVIEW

CROP is pleased to announce that it has made an agreement with Scandinavian University Press to publish this classic book on poverty research for free download.

Prepared by a group of experts within the CROP network, this book was a state-of-the-art report on poverty and poverty research in different regions in 1996. As such, it was unique and the first volume ever to cover poverty studies worldwide, and to present the rich variety of concepts, hypotheses and data used in different disciplines in different cultural settings.

The book contains a great number of ideas and reflections on poverty manifestations, poverty research and poverty strategies, of great value for researchers and policy-makers alike. As such, it is a baseline for ongoing and future research, and a major contribution to setting up the agenda for poverty research in the new millennium.

Poverty has many dimensions and distinct aspects, and it is wonderful to have such a collection of informed analyses covering the different features. The regional perspectives combine extremely well with the general analytical discussions, Amartya Sen


Poverty: A Global Review book cover

Contents

Foreword, Gro Harlem Brundtland

Preface

Part I - Poverty and Poverty Research

01 Poverty Research Rethought, Else Øyen

02 Drawing Together Some Regional Perspectives on Poverty, Francis Wilson

03 The Present Situation in Poverty Research, Syed Abdus Samad

04 Concepts of Poverty, Mojca Novak

Part II - The Asian Region

05 South Asia: An Overview, K. Tudor Silva & K. Athukorala

06 Korea: Poverty in a Tiger Country, Hakchung Choo, Sool-Il Bark & Suk Bum Yoon

07 India: Tradition for Poverty Research, Bhaskar Dutta

08 South-East Asia: Beyond the Economic Approach, Luzviminda B. Valencia

09 China: Poverty in a Socialist Market Economy, Ruizhen Yan & Wang Yuan

10 New Zealand: A Search for a National Poverty Line, Charles Waldegrave & Paul Frater

Part III - The African Region

11 Egypt: Comparing Poverty Measures, Karima Korayem

12 Anglophone West Africa: Poverty Without Research, Dayo Akeredolu-Ale

13 South Africa: Poverty under Duress, Francis Wilson

Part IV - The Western Region

14 The European Community: Diverse Images of Poverty, Jürgen Kohl

15 Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus: Poverty Research in a Policy Vacuum, Maria Petmesidou

16 The Nordic Countries: Poverty in a Welfare State, Björn Halleröd et al

17 Russia and the Baltics: Poverty and Poverty Research in a Changing World, Alastair McAuley

18 Former Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and former Yugoslavia: Poverty in Transitional Economies, Mojca Novak

19 Poland: Missing Link to Policy, Ludmila Dziewiecka-Bokun, Ewa Toczyska & Witold Toczyski

20 Israel: Resistance of Poverty Change, Rivka W. Bar-Yosef

21 North America: Poverty amidst Plenty, Ramesh Mishra

Part V - The Latin American Region

22 Latin America: Poverty as a Challenge for Government and Society, Laura Golbert and Gabriel Kessler

23 Brazil: Poverty under Inflation, Sonia Rocha

24 Mexico: Poverty as Politics and Academic Disciplines, Agustín Escobar Latapí

Part IV - An Overview

25 The Great Chain Poverty Explanations, S. M. Miller

Appendix: About the Contributors

Index

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