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Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality by Professor John Dixon, John Dixon, David Macarov

By Professor John Dixon, John Dixon, David Macarov

This booklet addresses the long-standing international factor of poverty. An introductory bankruptcy explores innovations and definitions of poverty, the following chapters delivering distinct examinations of poverty in ten varied nations: united kingdom, united states, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, eire, Malta, The Netherlands, The Philippines and Zimbabwe. every one bankruptcy follows a constant layout, to facilitate comparability and makes a speciality of the next issues:- * the socio-economic and old context during which poverty exists * the level and nature of poverty its reasons * the measures which have been taken to mitigate it. This e-book can be crucial examining for college kids of social coverage and management in addition to improvement reviews and anthropology.

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Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality

This ebook addresses the long-standing international factor of poverty. An introductory bankruptcy explores strategies and definitions of poverty, the next chapters offering particular examinations of poverty in ten diversified nations: united kingdom, united states, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, eire, Malta, The Netherlands, The Philippines and Zimbabwe.

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That level of ownership, especially once the house is free of debt, has buttressed many people against poverty, in that the cost of housing for non-owners has been a major factor in pushing people into poverty. Child-care policies have sought to satisfy an essential Australia 39 requirement of women re-entering the workforce. Although the provision of childcare has, unfortunately, a chequered history in Australia, where it has been available it has proved to be an important factor in mitigating poverty.

The country is well endowed with minerals, and its economic growth has depended in part on the export of iron ore, coal, uranium, bauxite and other minerals. The other major area of exports has been agricultural products, and particularly wool and wheat. Its abundant natural gas reserves, hydroelectric potential and coal resources have represented a further boost to economic growth. Manufacturing saw major development in the post-war decades, aided by immigration, but more recently service industries have grown greatly in significance.

In 1787 England began to send out prisoners (convicts) who, together with the military who guarded them, officials and earlier settlers, founded a network of colonies. In 1901 these colonies were federated into the Commonwealth of Australia, comprised of five states and two territories. Australia’s eighteen million people are concentrated in three coastal regions – the east, south-east and south-west seaboards, none of which extend more than 300 kilometres inland. Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world.

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