The Handbook of Families and Poverty covers hotly debated issues associated with public policy and funded research as they relate to families and poverty. Contributors, bringing multiple perspectives to bear, aim to show alternatives to welfare in subgroups facing specific challenges that are currently not adequately addressed by the welfare system.  Readers will appreciate the insightful summaries of research involving poverty and its relationship to couple, marital, and family dynamics.

Challenging Social Inequalities in Health

Challenging Social Inequalities in Health

Challenging social inequalities in health

Half the world—nearly three billion people—live on less than two dollars a day… . Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names… . Less than one percent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn't happen.

—Shah, 2006

Throughout the world millions of people continue to live in poverty. This is not just in the developing world, the Global South, but also in the developed world. Despite advances in overall wealth, substantial poverty still exists in many Western societies. In the United Kingdom, the proportion of individuals living in poverty increased from ...

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