Poverty & Unemployment Products

  • The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit

    Development, debt and disillusion

    Edited by Milford Bateman, Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Kozul-Wright

    In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch in Bangladesh what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Financial Capability and Asset Building with Diverse Populations

    Improving Financial Well-being in Families and Communities

    Edited by Julie Birkenmaier, Margaret Sherraden, Jodi Jacobson Frey, Christine Callahan, Anna Maria Santiago

    Global economic recovery in the aftermath of the Great Recession has not been experienced equally: while the share of wealth owned by the richest 3% has grown, the share owned by the poorest 90% continues to decline (Oxfam, 2016). This wealth divide disproportionately affects racial and ethnic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • India Migration Report 2017

    Forced Migration

    Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

    The India Migration Report 2017 examines forced migration caused by political conflicts, climate change, disasters (natural and man-made) and development projects. India accounts for large numbers of internally displaced people in the world. Apart from conflicts and disasters, over the years,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge India

  • Hunger and Poverty in South Africa

    The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity

    By Jacqueline Hanoman

    Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity explores food insecurity as an issue of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental inequity and inequality. Based on extensive original research in Free State Province, South Africa, the book explores how people…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Biofuels and Rural Poverty

    By Joy Clancy

    Biofuels and Rural Poverty makes an original contribution to the current controversial global debate on biofuels, in particular the consequences that large-scale production of transport fuel substitutes can have on rural areas, principally in developing countries but also in some poor rural areas…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers

    Edited by Maxine Molyneux

    Cash Transfers, for all their notable successes, have been criticised for their limited ability to move poor households to provide sustainable routes out of poverty. This book draws on original qualitative research by leading scholars and development policy experts from a range of disciplines to…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge

  • The Privileges of Wealth

    Rising inequality and the growing racial divide

    By Robert B. Williams

    The American Dream is under assault. This threat results not from a lack of means, but from an unwillingness to share. Total household wealth increased by half in the past generation, but barely one fifth of American households captured this new wealth. For the rest, the dream of owning a home,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism

    West African Labour Mobility and EU Borders

    By Hannah Cross

    People from West Africa are risking their lives and surrendering their citizenship rights to enter exploitative labour markets in Europe. This book offers an explanation for this phenomenon that is based on close analysis of the contradictory economic and political agendas that create and constrain…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Global Politics of Migration

  • MGNREGA: Employment, Wages and Migration in Rural India

    By Parmod Kumar, Dipanwita Chakraborty

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was enacted in India with the multiple objectives of providing employment in a rights-based framework, addressing rural poverty, checking migration, and building rural infrastructure. As such, every year around 15–20 per cent of…

    Hardback – 2016-01-19
    Routledge India

  • Poverty, Income and Social Protection

    International Policy Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Hoefer, James Midgley

    This book provides insights into the way social protection policy is being redefined as a result of the new commitment by governments around the world to use these programs to reduce poverty. The case studies presented show how innovations in social protection have emerged in different countries.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge

  • Social Development and Social Work

    Learning from Africa

    Edited by Alice K. Butterfield, Tasse Abye

    Africa has a long experience with reducing poverty and vulnerability. In the contemporary period, social development and social work are at the forefront of dealing with abject poverty and some of the world’s most difficult problems. This book brings research in Africa to the forefront so that…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge

  • International Aid and the Making of a Better World

    Reflexive Practice

    By Rosalind Eyben

    How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner seeks to answer that question in a book that provides a vivid and accessible insight into…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

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