The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David BradyThe Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty by David Brady

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

EditorDavid Brady, Linda M. Burton

Hardcover | March 30, 2016

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Despite remarkable economic advances in many societies during the latter half of the twentieth century, poverty remains a global issue of enduring concern. Poverty is present in some form in every society in the world, and has serious implications for everything from health and well-being toidentity and behavior. Nevertheless, the study of poverty has remained disconnected across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories andconceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient topics in poverty research, and the far-reaching consequences of poverty on the individual and societal level. The volume incorporates many methodological perspectives, including survey research, ethnography, and mixed methods approaches, whilethe chapters extend beyond the United States to provide a truly global portrait of poverty. A thorough examination of contemporary poverty, this Handbook is a valuable tool for non-profit practitioners, policy makers, social workers, and students and scholars in the fields of public policy, sociology, political science, international development, anthropology, and economics.
David Brady is Professor in the School of Public Policy, and Director of the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty at the University of California, Riverside. He is also affiliated with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where he was Director of the Inequality and Social Policy department from 2012-2015. He is the author of...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of PovertyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:920 pagesPublished:March 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199914052

ISBN - 13:9780199914050

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