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This second edition of an important text has been substantially revised and updated to incorporate new evidence and arguments regarding poverty in Britain. Comprehensive and accessible, it deals with the problems of definition, measurement and distribution of poverty and analyses the full range of debates about its causes and its possible solution. It is essential reading for students of social policy, sociology, social work and related social sciences.
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PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Social Policy in Britain (second edition) and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Social Policy, The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy and International Social Policy. He has been Chair of the Social Policy Association and is now Chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy.Review:
'This third edition of Understanding Poverty will not disappoint the many lecturers who have recommended earlier editions as the main general introductory text on the subject. Once again Pete Alcock provides us and our students with a clear and comprehensive account of poverty and the policies developed to combat it.' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University, and author of Poverty Reviews of the first edition: 'My students read this book and engage with it ... It has quickly become an important text.' - Angus Erskine, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling, UK 'This is an excellent book which can be strongly recommended for courses in social inequality or social policy.' - Reviewing Sociology
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan 1997, 1997. Condition: New. New hardback. Fine and unread. Seller Inventory # A23489