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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Philip N. Jefferson

July 2018

ISBN: 9780198716471

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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This Very Short Introduction considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and what obstacles or barriers they face. Looking at the complex issues that cause the prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty to vary across countries and over time, it considers possible future solutions.

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This Very Short Introduction considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and what obstacles or barriers they face. Looking at the complex issues that cause the prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty to vary across countries and over time, it considers possible future solutions.

  • Considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and the obstacles or barriers they face
  • Examines the practical and analytical efforts which have been made to eradicate poverty and discusses what progress has been made in the past, and what we can do in the future
  • Looks at what social, economic, and political constructs or institutions influence the poor
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Philip N. Jefferson, Centennial Professor of Economics, Swarthmore College

Philip N. Jefferson is Centennial Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He was president of the National Economic Association, and is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty (2012).

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of figures
    List of abbreviations
    1:Introduction
    2:History
    3:Measurement
    4:Living: here and there
    5:Labour markets
    6:Distribution and mobility
    7:Combating poverty
    8:Whither poverty?
    Further reading
    Index