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Introduction: Poverty Beyond Public Policy

Steve Hindle

in On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550-1750

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271320
eISBN:
9780191709548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271320.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Paul Slack's Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England. The account of poverty in this book is then compared to Slack's contribution. An ... More


Poverty or Income Distribution: Which Do We Want to Measure? 1

Robert Johnston

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares concepts of poverty and deprivation used in the pioneering slum surveys in London in the late nineteenth century with income and consumption concepts today. These are found to ... More


The international measurement of poverty and anti-poverty policies

David Gordon

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes how international social policy and academic research on poverty have changed in the last decade and, in particular, how a widening chasm is developing between the anti-poverty ... More


Structural adjustment and mass poverty in Ghana

Kwabena Donkor

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Anti-poverty policies in and for poor countries deserve even more intensive appraisal to find why they are failing to work. This chapter describes the ever-worsening situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, ... More


World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Peter Townsend and David Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book offers insights into how to tackle poverty worldwide. With contributions from scholars in the field, both internationally and in the UK, it asks whether existing international and national ... More


Introduction

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates what life was like for the urban poor in Republican-era China. It also traces the changes in attitudes about “poverty” and the policies enacted for its ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter draws together the main themes and lessons of the book referring in turn to concepts, research findings and policy implications, data and measures, and modelling approaches. It proposes ... More


Child rights, child survival and child poverty: the debate

Simon Pemberton, David Gordon, and Shailen Nandy

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the extent to which a human rights approach offers a framework to increase accountability for the policies that perpetuate child impoverishment. In doing so, it considers some ... More


Poverty and social policy

Paul Spicker

in The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447343325
eISBN:
9781447343363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

If poverty is a matter of resources, then the way to deal with poverty is to increase people’s resources, either directly – providing money, goods and services – or indirectly, for example by ... More


The human condition is structurally unequal

Peter Townsend and David Gordon

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the scope of the book. Three types of institutions (the richest governments, international agencies, and largest corporations) are prime instigators or sponsors of the policies ... More


Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

John Hills, Tom Sefton, and Kitty Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When New Labour came to power in 1997, its leaders asked for it to be judged after ten years on its success in making Britain ‘a more equal society’. This book asks whether Britain did indeed move in ... More


Human rights, transnational corporations and the World Bank

Peter Townsend

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the influential role of the World Bank over the last 50 years in shaping approaches to poverty, and concludes that a major problem has been its avoidance of the obligation to ... More


Origins of the Idea of a World Free of Poverty

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Knowing the history of thought helps us understand today’s debates. This chapter tells the story of how thinking about the economics of poverty and antipoverty policy evolved up to World War II. The ... More


Socio-economic disadvantage and poverty

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 5 is the first of three chapters exploring the impact of age related risks affecting particular sub populations of older people. Socioeconomic disadvantage in later life tends to reflect a ... More


Conclusion

Shailen Nandy and Alberto Minujin

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter brings together the key lessons and themes of the book. Future studies of child poverty need to reflect international definitions which set out its multidimensional nature. Effective ... More


The Politics of Budget Formulation and Agenda-setting

Narayan Lakshman

in Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the underlying politics of the trends in disaggregated components of expenditure and revenue. It discusses the technical constraints and processes of political bargaining direct ... More


A European definition of poverty: the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the member states of the European Union

Bernd Schulte

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains what anti-poverty policies have been developed in Europe. It describes minimum incomes, access to the labour market, and access to social services. The chapter also describes ... More


Children, policy and social justice

Gordon David

in Social justice and public policy: Seeking fairness in diverse societies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349347
eISBN:
9781447303404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is focused on the policy and philosophy of distributional justice in relation to children in the UK. It begins by studying the political philosophy that supports present government ... More


Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context

Kitty Stewart

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The UK's concern with levels of poverty and social exclusion is not unique. In many European countries, the same issues are a concern. In the Lisbon Summit of the European Council, issues of poverty ... More


Can the European Union Contain and Improve Income Inequality?

Wiemer Salverda

in Europe's Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197545706
eISBN:
9780197545737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545706.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter examines the results of EU-level actions regarding inequalities and their coordination with member countries. A comprehensive picture is drawn of income inequality and poverty for both ... More


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