Examines the forms that poverty takes around the world, its many causes, the serious negative consequences that it has for individuals and societies, and the effort to eliminate it.
Detroit, Mich. - Gale, Cengage Learning
1. What is poverty? -- 2. The causes of poverty and the search for solutions -- 3. Poverty in underdeveloped countries, the poorest of the poor -- 4. Emerging and transition economies : widening the poverty gap -- 5. Poverty in the developing world -- 6.The poor in developed countries -- 7. Women and children in poverty -- 8. Poverty and environmental hazards -- 9. Poverty and violent conflict -- 10. Combating poverty : hope for the future? -- Important names and addresses
Includes bibliographical references and index
"Formerly published by Information Plus, Wylie, Texas."
Statement of responsibility:
Sandra M. Alters
viii, 171 p. :,ill., maps, graphs ;,28 cm