Understanding Poverty

  • Authors
  • Pete¬†Alcock
  • Editors
  • Jo¬†Campling
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Context of Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pete Alcock
      Pages 3-18
    3. Pete Alcock
      Pages 19-35
    4. Pete Alcock
      Pages 36-47
    5. Pete Alcock
      Pages 48-64
  3. Definition and Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Pete Alcock
      Pages 67-84
    3. Pete Alcock
      Pages 85-98
    4. Pete Alcock
      Pages 99-113
    5. Pete Alcock
      Pages 114-129
  4. Social Divisions and Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Pete Alcock
      Pages 133-150
    3. Pete Alcock
      Pages 151-164
    4. Pete Alcock
      Pages 165-180
    5. Pete Alcock
      Pages 181-193
  5. The Policy Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Pete Alcock
      Pages 197-209
    3. Pete Alcock
      Pages 210-235
    4. Pete Alcock
      Pages 236-251

About this book

Introduction

This second edition of an important text incorporates new evidence and arguments regarding poverty in Britain. Comprehensive and accessible, it deals with the problems of definition, measurement and distribution of poverty and analyses the full range of debates about its causes and its possible solution. It is essential reading for students of social policy, sociology, social work and related social sciences.

Keywords

gender politics poverty social policy social security social work sociology

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