The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

eBook - 2015
Rate this:
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty", Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark first edition, originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in developing countries such as Mexico, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported in May 2013 even countries with historically low levels of income inequality have experienced significant increases over the past decade, including Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The UN and the World Bank also emphasize the persistent nature of the problem. It is not all bad news. In March 2013, the Guardian newspaper reported, "Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates."0On the other hand, the UN says environmental threats from climate change could push billions more into extreme poverty in coming decades.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Incorporated, [2015]
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781506301280
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (xlvii, 1836, A605 pages)
Additional Contributors: Odekon, Mehmet - Editor


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SDPL

To Top