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Understanding Poverty
3rd edition
 
 
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07 Jul 2006
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Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed to combat it. The third edition has been rewritten to include recent developments while maintaining the successful broad approach of earlier editions.


Description

Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed to combat it. The third edition has been rewritten to include recent developments while maintaining the successful broad approach of earlier editions.


Reviews

'This third edition of Understanding Poverty will not disappoint the many lecturers who have recommended earlier editions as the main general introductory text on the subject. Once again Pete Alcock provides us and our students with a clear and comprehensive account of poverty and the policies developed to combat it.' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University, and author of Poverty


Reviews of the first edition:

'My students read this book and engage with it ... It has quickly become an important text.' - Angus Erskine, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling, UK

'This is an excellent book which can be strongly recommended for courses in social inequality or social policy.' - Reviewing Sociology


Contents

PART I: THE CONTEXT OF POVERTY
What is Poverty?
Who is Poor?
The Causes of Poverty
International Dimensions
PART II: DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT
Defining Poverty
Measuring Poverty
The Dynamics of Poverty
Social Exclusion
PART III: SOCIAL DIVISIONS AND POVERTY
Gender and Poverty
Racism and Poverty
Age and Poverty
Disability and Poverty
PART IV: THE POLICY FRAMEWORK
The Politics of Poverty
Social Security Policy
Developing Local Anti-Poverty Action
Area-Based Initiatives
Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
Useful Websites
References


Authors

PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Social Policy in Britain (second edition) and co-editor of both The Blackwell Companion to Social Policy and International Social Policy. He has been Chair of the Social Policy Association and is now Chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy.