Encyclopedia of World Poverty by M. Odekon

By M. Odekon

Edited through Odekon (economics, Skidmore Coll.), this well timed and specific three-volume set discusses all elements of poverty, together with its motives, results, and effects. The paintings covers significant U.S. and overseas antipoverty, improvement, and fiscal firms in addition to present and ancient poverty aid tasks. It additionally bargains exact reasons of significant and complex measures and definitions, e.g., the Human Poverty Index (HPI). The nearly 800 A-to-Z articles are written by way of greater than one hundred twenty five participants. There are entries for all 191 international locations of the realm and appendixes with source of revenue measures and very important information for every state and for the fifty one usa. a variety of entries research vital figures curious about both decreasing poverty or knowing this complicated challenge. Entries are supplied for every U.S. presidential management and for correct humanitarians, sociologists, authors, and economists. Many noteworthy contributors and occasions now not given major entries are addressed in applicable article different types (e.g., Jane Addams is referenced within the article approximately Hull House). There also are worthy move references; article bibliographies; a thesaurus; a source advisor that lists very important books, journals, and sites; and an index that highlights major article subject matters and corresponding volumes and web page numbers in boldface. base line The inclusion of storm Katrina (in the "Natural mess ups" article) indicates that this source is actually present. good designed and necessary for tutorial and secondary tuition reference collections, it really is a huge reduction for public directors, politicians, and others formulating public guidelines and reading their influence on society.

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The international watchdog group Social Watch reports that Afghanistan has made significant progress in infant immunizations for DPT, polio, and measles but only slight progress in infant tuberculosis immunizations, under-5 child mortality, and increased availability of the food supply. On the other hand, Social Watch notes that overall immunizations for tuberculosis have significantly regressed and undernourishment has regressed slightly. Afghanistan has maintained parity in the fields of infant mortality, telephone mainline availability, tertiary education, public health expenditures, and the number of women in decision-making positions.

Thresholds and poverty status are intended for use as a statistical yardstick, not a complete description of what people and their families need to live. For example, for a family of five with two children, with a mother, father, and grandmother, the poverty threshold would equal $22,509 dollars in 2003. 5 percent of American households were in poverty in 2003. Despite imperfections, official poverty thresholds are widely used and have been for decades. They continue to be especially useful for assessing long-term changes in the national rate of poverty.

Under Adams, the Federalists pushed through Congress legislation that became known as the Naturalization, Alien, and Sedition Acts. S. citizenship. Although the Naturalization Act may not have had a discernible impact on immigration, it did very much reinforce the notion that Adams and the Federalists were antagonistic to those in the lower economic classes. SEE ALSO: Adams, John Quincy (Administration); History of Poverty; Poverty in History; United States. BIBLIOGRAPHY. J. Ferling, John Adams, a Life (Owl Books, 1996); J.

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