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By Stuart C. Carr (auth.), Stuart C. Carr, Tod S. Sloan (eds.)

Although poverty is a world factor profoundly affecting thousands of people, the psychology literature not often specializes in this challenge. Poverty and Psychology: From worldwide standpoint to neighborhood Practice seeks to treatment that by way of bringing jointly lecturers, neighborhood practitioners and clinicians who're actively eager about learning the ramifications of poverty in teams and contributors in addition to outlining profitable tools of player intervention. With a spotlight on confident and important psychology and the resilience of the human spirit, the ebook brings the psychology of poverty up to date with present pondering and medical techniques, and may encourage and inspire these operating within the box. overlaying quite a lot of settings, from the shanty cities of Brazil and Venezuela to the internal towns of britain and Scotland, to indigenous groups of the Australian outback, famous members proportion their direct studies and a good message for operating towards revolutionary solutions.

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The growing inequality in developed countries is unprecedented. In industrialized countries, economic growth without redistributive policies widens the gap between rich and poor, with adverse health and social effects for the large middle class that is experiencing lower standards ofliving (Allahar & Cote, 1998; Wilkinson, 1996). Beyond these power-driven inequalities, poverty is aggravated by cultural factors such as discrimination against women, ethnic minorities, and disabled people. Illness and disability can prove fatal in developing countries and strongly felt in developed countries.

Using a cut-off point of $ 2 per day, the number of poor people in 2008 would be 2722 million. Although the WTO claims that its policies of trade liberalization and rapid economic growth will, in the long term, help the poor, many others contend that current practices exacerbate the plight of the poor living below and above the $ I-per-day cut-off point (Dobbin, 1998; Korten, 1995). They all agree, however, that most gains are to be made by rich countries. To achieve more equitable trade regulations some authors suggest drastic changes to the policies of the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank.

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