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1 Famine Prevention in India

Jean Drèze

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Though one may mistakenly attribute India's impressive recent record of famine prevention to a steady improvement in food production or to the overall evolution of the economy, this chapter argues ... More


Three Worlds of Relief

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores the relief systems that had emerged in different parts of the country by the eve of the Great Depression. It also describes and explains the racial patterning of local social ... More


Gemeinde and Congregation: Jewish Welfare at Community Level

Rainer Liedtke

in Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter distinguishes analytically between Jewish welfare at the level of the entire community in the sense of either the DIG in Hamburg or the Manchester congregations on the one side, and on ... More


Providing for the Destitute

Karen J. Cullen

in Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638871
eISBN:
9780748653508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The greatest impact of the famine must have been upon the poorer sections of society. This chapter focuses on the extent and increase of poverty and the nature, enforcement and success of the poor ... More


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