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Poverty and social deprivation in the Mediterranean, trends, policies, and welfare prospects in the new millennium, edited by Maria Petmesidou and Christos Papatheodorou

In the growth of regional identities worldwide, the Mediterranean Basin is emerging as an entity in its own right. This book, a unique collaboration among social scientists around the entire Mediterranean littoral, covers Southern Europe, Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, and the Near East. Leading economists, sociologists and social policy experts document with new and up-to-date empirical material the changing profiles of poverty and social deprivation. The result is a thought-provoking comparison of the extent, severity and structural causes of poverty and social inequality, and the huge diversity of public responses to the challenges they pose
Table Of Contents
Introduction: comparing poverty phenomena in the Mediterranean area / Maria Petmesidou and Christos Papatheodorou -- Poverty profiles and trends. How do southern European countries compare with each other? / Christos Papatheodorou and Maria Petmesidou -- Poverty and poverty discourses in Italy in comparative perspective / Chiara Saraceno -- Poverty and anti-poverty policies in Portugal: the experience of the Guaranteed Minimum Income / José Pereirinha -- Absolute poverty of illegal immigrants in Spain: a growing problem / Ubaldo Martinez Veiga -- Poverty reduction strategies and well-being in Albania and Former Yugoslavia / Gerry Redmond -- The poor, excluded and transition losers in the south-eastern European transition economies / Ivo Bićanić and VojmirFraničević -- Dynamics of poverty in Turkey: gender, rural/urban poverty, social networks and reciprocal survival strategies / Sibel Kalaycioğlu -- Poverty in Israel: taking a multi-dimensional approach / Jacques Silber and Michael Sorin -- The making of poverty in Palestine / Jamil Hilal -- Social stratification obstacles to reducing inequality and alleviating poverty: the case of Lebanon / Sylvia Haladjian-Henriksen -- Understanding recent trends in poverty and inequality in the Maghreb (with an emphasis on Morocco) / Mina Baliamoune-Lutz -- Poverty evaluation in Algeria: a logitprobit model applied to a multi-dimensional field survey in the region of Tlemcen / Abderrezak Benhabib, Tahar Ziani, Samir Baha-Eddine Maliki -- Concluding commentary: poverty in the Mediterranean region -- applying a human rights strategy / Peter Townsend
Literary Form
non fiction
"ISSC, International Social Science Council."
Physical Description
1 online resource (429 p.)
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