A new definition of rural poverty
- A poor definition of poverty. Woodard, Joe // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/28/93, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p14
States that when the House of Commons Subcommittee on Poverty attempted to set some sort of objective standard for measuring poverty in Canada, opposition members responded with a boycott. Statistics Canada's Low-Income Cut-Off never intended as an objective measure of poverty; Use of LICO as a...
- Politically viable policies to combat poverty. Skocpol, T. // Brookings Review;Summer91, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p28
Explores the agenda in the US for ending poverty stating that poverty programs must have the lasting support of a solid majority of Americans. War on Poverty; Social security; Building on the social security model; Family security; Looking for jobs; How the US can afford it; Questioning helping...
- Relieving poverty. Greenstein, R. // Brookings Review;Summer91, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p34
Presents an alternative view to that of Theda Skocpol (this issue) on relieving poverty, asserting that to conclude that targeted programs are doomed to yield disappointing results and that universal approaches are always preferable is unwarranted. Social security; Aid to families with dependent...
- How proverty lost its meaning. Hanson, F. Allan // CATO Journal;Fall97, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p189
Opinion. Discusses how poverty lost its meaning, in the United States, while looking at the significance of poverty in the past. Transformation of poverty; History of poverty; Information on the developments which transformed poverty; Reference to the article `Discipline and Punish,' by Michel...
- Land program failure leads to poverty. Powers, A. // Commonweal;5/8/87, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p288
The Brazilian program under which companies received a tax break for investing in reforestation, has resulted in increased poverty. As land ownership was concentrated in the hands of a few companies, farmers, without trade skills, have been forced into a life of poverty once their land was...
- `Tough love': Implications for redistributive policy. Saving, Jason L. // Economic Review (07321414);1997 3rd Quarter, p25
Presents information on the efforts of former president Lyndon Johnson to eradicate poverty in the United States. Examination of the political and economic ramifications of the policy; Description of the efforts of the `Great Society' policy; Discussion of welfare benefit programs.
- Why Africa stays poor. Aronson, David // Humanist;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p9
Examines the causes of poverty in Africa. Mortality; Economic statistics; Histories of Zambia, Zaire and Uganda; Nondemocratic socialism; Superpower support of friendly dictators; States as artificial associations of marginally related tribal groups; Reasons for optimism; Role of the West.
- The Story of Ruth. McCune, Caitlin // Humanist;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p29
Focuses on war and poverty in the world, with reference to the plight of a waitress called Ruth who came from Guatemala. Details on the restrictions of immigration in the United States; Factors which contribute to poverty in countries; Reference made to the concept of globalization; Suggestion...
- Dialogue and action on poverty in Nassau County. // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);5/06/96, Vol. 43 Issue 19, p9
Anticipates `The Nassau County Dialogue on Poverty Forum,' to be held on May 24, 1996 at the University Center at Adelphi University, Garden City New York. Contact information.
- A perspective on economics, poverty, and policy. Peake, Charles F. // National Forum;Summer96, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p5
Focuses on poverty in the United States. Experience of the author as a poor child; Accumulation of knowledge as an investment for poor children; Ameliorating poverty trough economic growth.