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Wealth, Poverty and Welfare

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 211
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Skills-based Sociology

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10 December 2002

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This book explores debates about poverty, wealth and the welfare state from a sociological perspective, explaining the concepts of poverty and welfare, the pattern of their distribution and the causes of continuing poverty....

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This book explores debates about poverty, wealth and the welfare state from a sociological perspective, explaining the concepts of poverty and welfare, the pattern of their distribution and the causes of continuing poverty. The origin, purpose and future of the welfare state is also discussed, setting British material within a global framework. As with other titles in the series, the text is laced with activities, exercises and sample essay questions.

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Focus on a subject of considerable crossdisciplinary interest, with potential sales to new market in social policy at AS level as well as to sociology
Emphasis on building skills increasingly important across all advanced levels of study, as well as crucial to A level
Addresses the latest debates, including globalisation and social inclusion

Introduction
Wealth, Income and Inequality
Theories of Equality and Inequality
Definitions and Measurements of Poverty
The Distribution of Poverty: Who are the Poor?
Explanations of Poverty
Globalisation, Localities and Poverty
Ideologies of Welfare and the Welfare State
Contemporary Debates about Welfare Provision
Social Security, Housing and Social Services
Bibliography
Index.

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SHARON KANE is employed as a domestic violence policy co-ordinator at Leechmore Training Centre, Sunderland, having worked as a lecturer in sociology at Middlesbrough College, Sunderland.

MARK KIRBY is a teacher of sociology at City and Islington College, London. He has taught in further education and in sixth form colleges for twelve years and is the author of Stratification and Differentiation, also in the Skills-Based Sociology series.

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SHARON KANE is employed as a domestic violence policy co-ordinator at Leechmore Training Centre, Sunderland, having worked as a lecturer in sociology at Middlesbrough College, Sunderland.

MARK KIRBY is a teacher of sociology at City and Islington College, London. He has taught in further education and in sixth form colleges for twelve years and is the author of Stratification and Differentiation, also in the Skills-Based Sociology series.

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