Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Mehemet Odekon [Skidmore College]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412939607
  • ISBN-13: 9781412939607
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1412 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released August 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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About

Overview

Poverty is more than just lack of income, it is deprivation from basic capabilities, rights, and freedoms that provide individuals the necessary choices and opportunities they need to lead a life they value. Originally published in print format in 2006, the Encyclopedia of World Poverty provides extensive and current information, as well as insight into the contemporary debate on poverty. The three volumes of this state-of-the-art encyclopedia contain over 800 original articles written by over 125 renowned scholars. The entries contributing to this work explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects.

Key features include:

  • Examines the geographic, political, social, cultural, and other economic characteristics of 191 countries and provides current vital statistics on poverty such as the mortality, disease, literacy and illiteracy rate for each country
  • Addresses the various definitions and measurement techniques of poverty and includes each country's ranking according to the Human Development Index and the Human Poverty Index, whenever available
  • Looks at potential causes of poverty, ranging from discrimination to climate factors such as draught and famine, as well as the potential effects of poverty including vulnerability, insecurity, powerlessness, social exclusion and disqualification, and stigmatization
  • Acknowledges the importance of various associations combating poverty such as Civil Society Organizations, Secular Charities, Religious Charities, and Non-Governmental Organizations

Contributors

Contributors

  • Mehemet Odekon [Skidmore College]

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the General Editor.
Photo Credits.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
Chronology of Poverty.
List of Contributors.
List of Articles.
Encyclopedia of World Poverty.
1: Absolute-Income-Based Measures of Poverty.
2: Access-to-Enterprise Zones.
3: Adams, John (Administration).
4: Adams, John Quincy (Administration).
5: Adjustment Programs.
6: Afghanistan.
7: Africa Faith and Justice Network.
8: African Americans and Poverty.
9: African Development Foundation.
10: Age Discrimination.
11: Aged and Poverty.
12: Agriculture.
13: Agriculture-Nutrition Advantage.
14: Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
15: Albania.
16: Alcohol and Drugs.
17: Algeria.
18: Almshouses.
19: American Friends Service Committee.
20: America's Second Harvest.
21: Ancient Thought.
22: Andorra.
23: Angola.
24: Anti-Defamation League.
25: Antidiscrimination.
26: Antigua and Barbuda.
27: Antipoverty Organizations.
28: Apartheid.
29: Apostolic Sects.
30: Aquinas, Thomas (c. 1225–74).
31: Arab Definition of Poverty.
32: Area Deprivation.
33: Argentina.
34: Armenia.
35: Arthur, Chester (Administration).
36: Asset-Based Antipoverty Programs.
37: Australia.
38: Australian Definition of Poverty.
39: Austria.
40: Axiom of Monotonicity and Axiom of Transfers.
41: Azerbaijan.
42: Bahamas.
43: Bahrain.
44: Bangladesh.
45: Bankruptcy.
46: Barbados.
47: Basic Income.
48: Basic Needs.
49: Basic Security.
50: Begging.
51: Belarus.
52: Belgium.
53: Belize.
54: Bellamy, Edward (1850–98).
55: Benin.
56: Better Safer World.
57: Beveridge Scheme.
58: Bhutan.
59: Big Brothers Big Sisters.
60: Black, Hugo L. (1886–1971).
61: Bolivia.
62: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
63: Botswana.
64: Brandeis, Louis D. (1856–1941).
65: Brazil.
66: Brazilian Definition of Poverty.
67: Brot für die Welt.
68: Brotherhood of St. Laurence.
69: Brunei Darussalam.
70: Bryan, William Jennings 1860–1925.
71: Buchanan, James (Administration).
72: Bulgaria.
73: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
74: Burkina Faso.
75: Burundi.
76: Bush, George H.W. (Administration).
77: Bush, George W. (Administration).
78: Calvin, John (1509–64).
79: Cambodia.
80: Cameroon.
81: Campus Compact.
82: Canada.
83: Capability Measure of Poverty.
84: Cape Verde.
85: Capitalism.
86: CARE.
87: Caritas.
88: Carnegie, Andrew (1835–1919).
89: Carter Center.
90: Carter, James (Administration).
91: Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
92: Catholic Church.
93: CDF Black Community Crusade for Children.
94: Center for Community Change.
95: Center for Democratic Renewal.
96: Center for Education Policy.
97: Center for Law and Social Policy.
98: Center for the Study of Urban Poverty.
99: Center on Budget and Policies Priorities.
100: Center on Hunger and Poverty.
101: Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change.
102: Central African Republic.
103: Chad.
104: Charity.
105: Charity Organization Society.
106: Child Malnutrition.
107: Child Mortality.
108: Child Welfare League of America.
109: ChildLine.
110: Children and Poverty.
111: Children's Aid Society.
112: Children's Defense Fund.
113: Children's Hunger Relief.
114: Chile.
115: China.
116: Chinese Definition of Poverty.
117: Christian Antipoverty Campaigns.
118: Christian Community Health Fellowship.
119: Christmas Seals.
120: Church of England.
121: Church World Service.
122: Civil Society.
123: Class Analysis of Poverty.
124: Class Structure.
125: Cleveland, Grover (Administration).
126: Clinton, William (Administration).
127: Cold War.
128: Colombia.
129: Colonialism.
130: Comic Relief.
131: Communism.
132: Community-Based Antipoverty Programs.
133: Comoros.
134: Comparative Research Program on Poverty.
135: Concern.
136: Conflict.
137: Congo.
138: Congo, Democratic Republic.
139: Congressional Hunger Center.
140: Consumption-Based Measures of Poverty.
141: Contextual Poverty.
142: Coolidge, Calvin (Administration).
143: Corruption.
144: Cost of Living.
145: Cost-of-Living-Based Measures of Poverty.
146: Costa Rica.
147: Côte d'Ivoire.
148: Coughlin, Charles (1891–1979).
149: Credit.
150: Crime.
151: Croatia.
152: Cuba.
153: Cuernavaca Center.
154: Culture of Poverty.
155: Cyclical Poverty.
156: Cyprus.
157: Czech Republic.
158: Damascus Road.
159: Darwinism.
160: Debt.
161: Debt Relief.
162: Debt Swap.
163: Decomposable Poverty Measures.
164: Definitions of Poverty.
165: Democratic Party.
166: Demographics.
167: Denmark.
168: Dependency Ratio.
169: Dependency School.
170: Depression, Great.
171: Deprivation.
172: Deprivation Index.
173: Deserving Poor.
174: de Soto, Hernando (1941–).
175: Destitution.
176: Development Gateway.
177: Direct and Indirect Measures of Poverty.
178: Disability Insurance.
179: Disease and Poverty.
180: Distribution.
181: Djibouti.
182: Dominica.
183: Dominican Republic.
184: Donnelly, Ignatius (1831–1901).
185: Drought.
186: Duration of Poverty.
187: Earned-Income Tax Credit.