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

By Paula Mayock, Joanne Bretherton

This ebook marks a severe contribution in assessing and increasing the proof base at the reasons and effects of women’s homelessness. Drawing jointly paintings from Europe’s major homelessness students, it offers a multidisciplinary and comparative research of this acute social challenge, together with its courting with household violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, overall healthiness and future health and women’s adventure of sustained and recurrent homelessness. operating from diversified views, the authors examine the responses to women’s homelessness in differing cultures and areas, and inside of a variety of types of welfare states. They concentration specifically on pertaining to the gender dimensions of welfare and social coverage to women’s studies after they develop into homeless. This cutting edge and well timed edited quantity will attract scholars and students of sociology, social coverage, anthropology, and gender and women’s experiences, in addition to overseas policy-makers.

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Taught by America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton by Sarah Sentilles

By Sarah Sentilles

After graduating from Yale collage, Sarah Sentilles joined train for the USA and was once assigned to a rundown trouble-free university in Compton, California. via relocating snap shots of inspiring teenagers, Sentilles relates a heartbreaking trip, as she learns a few failing college approach, the real which means of poverty in the USA, and the power youngsters convey while they're simply suffering to outlive. superbly written, charged with love and indignation, Taught by way of America is a robust tribute to the younger lives Sentilles witnessed.

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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

In this ebook, mythical advertising and marketing specialist Philip Kotler and social advertising innovator Nancy Lee ponder poverty from a appreciably various and powerfully new perspective: that of the marketer. Kotler and Lee determine every one proposed route to poverty aid, from conventional large-scale overseas relief to better schooling and task education, financial improvement to microfinance. they give strong new insights into why such a lot of anti-poverty courses fail - and suggest a brand new paradigm which may in attaining much better effects. Kotler and Lee express the best way to practice complicated advertising techniques and methods - together with segmentation, concentrating on, and positioning - to systematically installed position the stipulations negative humans have to break out poverty. via actual case reviews, you are going to find out how those advertising ideas can assist advertise healthiness, schooling, neighborhood development, own motivation, and extra. The authors give you the first entire, marketing-informed technique for addressing particular poverty-related difficulties - and assessing the implications. in addition they exhibit how nationwide and native anti-poverty courses could be superior via extra successfully linking govt, NGOs, and personal businesses. over the last 30 years, the authors' social advertising options were effectively utilized to healthiness care, environmental defense, kinfolk making plans, and lots of different social demanding situations. Now, Kotler and Lee exhibit how they are often utilized to the biggest social problem of all: international poverty.

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Insurance against Poverty (UNU/WIDER Studies in Development by Stefan Dercon

By Stefan Dercon

Negative humans in constructing nations are usually plagued by droughts, floods, disease, crop failure, task loss, and financial downturns. casual assurance mechanisms offer a few safety, yet are susceptible within the face of significant or routine calamities. most folk can't receive formal coverage, and the inability of coverage and social safety consequently constrains funding, development, and poverty aid. Public motion to therapy this deficiency is merited, yet what shape should still it take? This e-book evaluates choices in widening coverage and social safety provision, together with sustainability and poverty results, in thorough, updated thematic papers and case experiences, improvement exams, and coverage analyses.

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In Search of Moral Authority: The Discourse on Poverty, Poor by Van Nguyen-Marshall

By Van Nguyen-Marshall

looking for ethical Authority: The Discourse on Poverty, negative reduction, and Charity in French Colonial Vietnam is a pioneering exploration of the discourses on poverty and poor-relief actions in early twentieth-century Northern Vietnam. Treating poverty as a socially developed concept, Van Nguyen-Marshall argues that bad reduction was once a website the place either French colonialists and Vietnamese intellectuals vied for ethical authority. For the French colonial officers, terrible reduction fell in the purview of the French "civilizing" challenge, the respectable justification for imperialism. although, the colonial schedule, racial prejudices, and the French administrators’ personal ambivalent attitudes towards the terrible made any try out at terrible reduction doomed for failure. For Vietnamese intellectuals, the discourse and actions on terrible aid turned a rallying demand patriotism, nationalism, and, for a few, anti-colonialism. looking for ethical Authority bargains with social concerns akin to charity and bad reduction, in addition to the development of nationwide and gender identification via Vietnamese intellectuals. This e-book is key analyzing for college students and experts of Vietnamese background in addition to these attracted to problems with poverty, public welfare, and charity.

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SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well-Being by Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy Smeeding, James P.

By Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy Smeeding, James P. Ziliak

In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making everlasting a small pilot undertaking referred to as the foodstuff Stamp software (FSP). through 2013, the program's 50th yr, multiple in seven americans got merits at a price of approximately $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental foodstuff tips application (SNAP) in 2008, it at present faces sharp political strain, however the social technology examine essential to advisor coverage continues to be nascent. In SNAP Matters, Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy M. Smeeding, and James P. Ziliak compile best students to start asking and answering the questions that subject. for instance, what are the antipoverty results of SNAP? Does SNAP reason weight problems? Or does it increase nutrients and wellbeing and fitness extra commonly? To what quantity does SNAP paintings in tandem with different courses, resembling university breakfast and lunch? total, the quantity concludes that SNAP is very conscious of macroeconomic pressures and is among the superior antipoverty courses within the security internet, however the quantity additionally encourages policymakers, scholars, and researchers to proceed analyzing this significant pillar of social counsel in the USA.

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Homecoming (The Tillerman Cycle, Book 1) by Cynthia Voigt

By Cynthia Voigt

The long-lasting begin to the undying, Newbery-winning sequence from Cynthia Voigt.

“It’s nonetheless true.” That’s the very first thing James Tillerman says to his older sister, Dicey, each morning. It’s nonetheless actual that their mom has deserted the 4 Tillermans in a mall car parking zone someplace in the course of Connecticut. It’s nonetheless real that they have got to discover their very own option to Great-aunt Cilla’s condominium in Bridgeport. It’s nonetheless precise that they should spend as low as attainable on nutrients and search guard wherever that's out of view of the specialists. It’s nonetheless actual that the single manner they could wish to all remain jointly is to only preserve relocating forward.

Deep down, Dicey hopes they could locate an individual to belief, a person who will take them in and love them. yet she’s afraid it’s simply too a lot to wish for....

Book was once recipient of the nationwide publication Award Honor.

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Quality of Life Research: A Critical Introduction by Mark Rapley

By Mark Rapley

`Many books were released on caliber of existence examine lately, yet few are as concept upsetting or unique as this one. it truly is crucial interpreting for somebody who a major and important curiosity during this subject' - Nurse Researcher

`This was once a enjoyable publication to learn and that i could recommend or not it's used for a graduate point seminar - the place, in fact, it can result in a full of life dialogue' -

Quality of existence Research

`Quality of lifestyles' is among the quickest starting to be parts of analysis and coverage. the concept that has an intuitive charm as a degree of the healthiness of people, groups and countries. it really is more and more promoted as an reduction for political judgements and public investment. yet what does the concept that particularly suggest? and the way can or not it's operationalized in instructing and research?

This is the 1st introductory textual content to supply a severe review of the concept that of caliber of existence and the ways that it's researched. utilizing an inter-disciplinary process, the publication covers each element of the idea that and its software - from the calculation of Quality-Adjusted lifestyles Years to dialog research, and from the estimation of the standard of lifetime of state states to ethnographic stories of the lifestyles caliber of person deprived humans.

The ebook fills a big hole in instructing and examine. Written with authority, and the necessity to produce an obtainable serious creation to the sector, will probably be of curiosity to scholars of sociology, psychology, public well-being and nursing, health and wellbeing economics, politics and medicine.

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