Poverty is a pressing and persistent problem. While its extent varies across countries, its presence always represents the diminution of human capacity. Therefore, it seems natural to want to do something about it. Have countries made progress in mitigating poverty? How do we determine who is poor and who is not poor? What intuitions or theories guide the design of anti-poverty policy? Is overall labor market performance the key to keeping the poverty rate low? Or, does it matter how well-connected an individual is to those who know about the availability of jobs? Does being an immigrant increase the odds of being poor? Are there anti-poverty policies that work? For whom do they work? If I'm poor, will I have access to health care and housing? Am I more likely to be obese, polluted upon, incarcerated, un-banked, and without assets if I'm poor? Is poverty too hard a problem for economic analysis? These are some of the questions that a distinguished group of scholars have come together to confront in this Handbook.
The Handbook is written in a highly-accessible style that encourages the reader to think critically about poverty. Theories are presented in a rigorous but not overly-technical way; concise and straightforward empirical analyses enlighten key policy issues. The volume has six parts: Poverty in the 21st Century; Labor Market Factors; Poverty Policy; Poverty Dynamics; Dimensions of Poverty; and Trends and Issues in Anti-Poverty Policy. A goal of the Handbook is to stimulate further research on poverty. To that end, several chapters challenge conventional thinking about poverty and in some cases present specific proposals for the reform of economic and social policy.
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Philip N. Jefferson is a professor of economics at Swarthmore College. His research has appeared in several journals and has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. He has taught at Columbia University and the University of Virginia and has worked as an economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Jefferson has held visiting appointments at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is a past president of the National Economic Association. He has also served as a director of the Eastern Economic Association.
"This timely handbook on the economics of poverty revisits traditional economic theory of poverty and at the same time offers contemporary analysis of various aspects of poverty. Overall, an excellent resource for graduate-level students in economics and public policy as well as faculty and public policy practitioners in relevant fields. Highly recommended."--CHOICE
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110195393783
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0195393783
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 864 pages. 9.90x1.80x7.10 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0195393783