The International Glossary on Poverty by David Gordon
(International Studies in Poverty Research)

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This international glossary provides a guide to some 200 technical terms used in the contemporary scholarly research on poverty. Each entry includes definitions and explanations, followed by a select reading list of relevant journals and books. "The Glossary" has been compiled to sensitize scholars, students and policymakers working in a variety of disciplines to the complexities of the issues relating to the subject. It is designed to help overcome the current difficulties arising from the absence of an agreed vocabulary, as well as the unfamiliarity of terms and concepts in one relevant discipline to those operating in another. A special effort has been made to include non-western approaches and concepts for comparative poverty studies.

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Gordon is at the University of Bristol. Paul Spicker is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Dundee. He is the author of a number of leading texts in social policy, including Principles of Social Welfare (1988) and Social Policy (1995). (CROP) is an international network of scholars engaged in an interdisciplinary research program which seeks to strengthen the ability of the social sciences in their understanding of poverty and to contribute to its alleviation, in a global context.
Published March 1, 1999 by Zed Books. 162 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference.