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Download or read book Small Loans Big Dreams written by Alex Counts and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-03-31 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Microfinancing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. And now, in Small Loans, Big Changes, author Alex Counts reveals how Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus revolutionized global antipoverty efforts through the development of this approach. This book presents compelling stories of women benefiting from Yunus’s microcredit in rural Bangladesh and urban Chicago, and recounts the experiences of different borrowers in each country, interspersing them with stories of Yunus, his colleagues, and their counterparts in Chicago.
Download or read book Why Don t American Cities Burn written by Michael B. Katz and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2012-05-25 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At 1:27 on the morning of August 4, 2005, Herbert Manes fatally stabbed Robert Monroe, known as Shorty, in a dispute over five dollars. It was a horrific yet mundane incident for the poor, heavily African American neighborhood of North Philadelphia—one of seven homicides to occur in the city that day and yet not make the major newspapers. For Michael B. Katz, an urban historian and a juror on the murder trial, the story of Manes and Shorty exemplified the marginalization, social isolation, and indifference that plague American cities. Introduced by the gripping narrative of this murder and its circumstances, Why Don't American Cities Burn? charts the emergence of the urban forms that underlie such events. Katz traces the collision of urban transformation with the rightward-moving social politics of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America. He shows how the bifurcation of black social structures produced a new African American inequality and traces the shift from images of a pathological black "underclass" to praise of the entrepreneurial poor who take advantage of new technologies of poverty work to find the beginning of the path to the middle class. He explores the reasons American cities since the early 1970s have remained relatively free of collective violence while black men in bleak inner-city neighborhoods have turned their rage inward on one another rather than on the agents and symbols of a culture and political economy that exclude them. The book ends with a meditation on how the political left and right have come to believe that urban transformation is inevitably one of failure and decline abetted by the response of government to deindustrialization, poverty, and race. How, Katz asks, can we construct a new narrative that acknowledges the dark side of urban history even as it demonstrates the capacity of government to address the problems of cities and their residents? How can we create a politics of modest hope?
Download or read book A Troubled Marriage written by Leigh Goodmark and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Choice's Outstanding Academic Title list for 2013 The development of a legal regime to combat domestic violence in the United States has been lauded as one of the feminist movement’s greatest triumphs. But, Leigh Goodmark argues, the resulting system is deeply flawed in ways that prevent it from assisting many women subjected to abuse. The current legal response to domestic violence is excessively focused on physical violence; this narrow definition of abuse fails to provide protection from behaviors that are profoundly damaging, including psychological, economic, and reproductive abuse. The system uses mandatory policies that deny women subjected to abuse autonomy and agency, substituting the state’s priorities for women’s goals. A Troubled Marriage is a provocative exploration of how the legal system’s response to domestic violence developed, why that response is flawed, and what we should do to change it. Goodmark argues for an anti-essentialist system, which would define abuse and allocate power in a manner attentive to the experiences, goals, needs and priorities of individual women. Theoretically rich yet conversational, A Troubled Marriage imagines a legal system based on anti-essentialist principles and suggests ways to look beyond the system to help women find justice and economic stability, engage men in the struggle to end abuse, and develop community accountability for abuse.
Download or read book SAT For Dummies written by Geraldine Woods and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SAT For Dummies, Premier 8th Edition with CD, features include: Five full-length print practice tests (1 more than prior edition) plus 2 additional unique tests on the CD, all with detailed answers and explanations Review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and using commas correctly to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula Complete explanations of every question type Practice problems for each of the test's 10 sections
Download or read book Strategic Human Capital Development and Management in Emerging Economies written by Bhattacharya, Anshuman and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2017-01-05 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The analysis and implementation of effective human resources strategies creates opportunities for organizational success. By utilizing such intangible assets, businesses can gain competitive advantage and enhance productivity. Strategic Human Capital Development and Management in Emerging Economies is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the intersection of globalization, organizational behavior, and human capital management in the context of developing nations. Covering a range of business-oriented topics, such as job proficiency, corporate social responsibility, and burnout syndrome, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, academics, professionals, and graduate students interested in sustainable management of human behavior in modern organizations.
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Download or read book The Undeserving Poor written by Michael B. Katz and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-09-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book. As the first did, it will force all concerned Americans to reconsider the foundations of our policies toward the poor, especially in the wake of the Great Recession that began in 2008. Katz highlights how throughout American history, the poor have been regarded as undeserving: people who do not deserve sympathy because they brought their poverty on themselves, either through laziness and immorality, or because they are culturally or mentally deficient. This long-dominant view sees poverty as a personal failure, serving to justify America's mean-spirited treatment of the poor. Katz reminds us, however, that there are other explanations of poverty besides personal failure. Poverty has been written about as a problem of place, of resources, of political economy, of power, and of market failure. Katz looks at each idea in turn, showing how they suggest more effective approaches to our struggle against poverty. The Second Edition includes important new material. It now sheds light on the revival of the idea of culture in poverty research; the rehabilitation of Daniel Patrick Moynihan; the resurgent role of biology in discussions of the causes of poverty, such as in The Bell Curve; and the human rights movement's intensified focus on alleviating world poverty. It emphasizes the successes of the War on Poverty and Great Society, especially at the grassroots level. It is also the first book to chart the rise and fall of the "underclass" as a concept driving public policy. A major revision of a landmark study, The Undeserving Poor helps readers to see poverty-and our efforts to combat it--in a new light.
Download or read book The Synergy of Microfinance written by Binod B. Nayak and published by SAGE Publishing India. This book was released on 2014-12-03 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Synergy of Microfinance underlines the significance of innovative financial and risk management tools and non-financial complementary services by microfinance institutions in poverty alleviation. It undertakes a nuanced analysis of financial instruments— microcredit, microsavings, microinsurance, microleasing and payment systems for money transfer— and non-financial services such as social intermediation, livelihood promotion and access to broader market place. Given the diminished expectations on microcredit impact, the book highlights results from randomized control trial (RCT)-based studies around the world. It argues that exclusive access to microcredit alone may not suffice in alleviating poverty on a mass scale and could pose a financial risk for poor households or households that over-borrow. There is also a discussion on the Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis of 2010, and the developments that took place in its aftermath.
Download or read book SAT For Dummies Two eBook Bundle written by Geraldine Woods and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-01-07 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two complete ebooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this SAT bundle brings together two of the bestselling For Dummies SAT guides in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following titles: SAT For Dummies, 8th Edition Whether you are a student struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this updated edition of SAT For Dummies offers advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. SAT For Dummies is packed with 5 full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations, review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and using commas correctly to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula. SAT For Dummies gives you the edge you need to successfully achieve the highest score possible! SAT Math For Dummies Scoring well on the mathematics section of the SAT exam isn't guaranteed by getting good grades in Algebra and Geometry. Turn to SAT Math For Dummies for expert advice on translating your classroom success into top scores. Loaded with test-taking strategies, two practice tests, and hundreds of problems with detailed solutions and explanations, SAT Math For Dummies helps you maximize your scores in no time. About the Authors of SAT For Dummies, 8th Edition Geraldine Woods has prepared students for the SAT, both academically and emotionally, for the past three decades. She also teaches English and directs the independent-study program at the Horace Mann School in New York City. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition; English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Grammar Essentials For Dummies; Research Papers For Dummies; College Admission Essays For Dummies; AP English Literature and AP English Language & Composition For Dummies, all published by Wiley. She lives in New York City with her husband and two parakeets. Peter Bonfanti has taught high school math in New York City since 1996. Before that, he lived in Pennsylvania and was a monk. Before that, he went to school in New Jersey, where he was born and hopes to return someday. Kristin Josephson survived the college admissions process only to drop out of MIT 16 months later to attend circus school in San Francisco. While there, she studied flying trapeze, trampoline, and acrobatics. Kristin discovered her passion for teaching while she was tutoring in the Bay Area, a passion that led her to complete her degree at Colorado College. Kristin eventually landed at the Horace Mann School, where she has been teaching high school mathematics since 2007. About the Author of SAT Math For Dummies Mark Zegarelli holds degrees in math and English from Rutgers University. He is a math tutor and writer with over 25 years of professional experience. Zegarellli has written numerous Dummies books, including LSAT Logic Games For Dummies and Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies.
Download or read book The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit written by Milford Bateman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-09 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction and local economic development policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own income-generating activities, was initially highly praised and some were even led to believe that it would end poverty as we know it. But in recent years the microcredit model has been subject to growing scrutiny and often intense criticism. The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit shines a light on many of the fundamental problems surrounding microcredit, in particular, the short- and long-term impacts of dramatically rising levels of microdebt. Developed in collaboration with UNCTAD, this book covers the general policy implications of adverse microcredit impacts, as well as gathering together country-specific case studies from around the world to illustrate the real dynamics, incentives and end results. Lively and provocative, The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit is an accessible guide for students, academics, policymakers and development professionals alike.
Download or read book Fighting Poverty Together written by A. Karnani and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this hard-hitting polemical Karnani demonstrates what is wrong with today's approaches to reducing poverty. He proposes an eclectic approach to poverty reduction that emphasizes the need for business, government and civil society to partner together to create employment opportunities for the poor.
Download or read book Social Entrepreneurship written by David Bornstein and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-04-16 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a book presented in a Q-and-A format, the authors explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, what challenges they face and how readers can get involved in the efforts that social entrepreneurs are spearheading. Cowritten by the author of How to Change the World. Original.
Download or read book Landmarks for Sustainability written by Wayne Visser and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Landmarks for Sustainability is a high-impact, quick-reference guide to many of the most critical events and initiatives that have shaped our world, and the sustainable development agenda, over the past 20 years and more. These include high-profile historic events – such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Rio Earth Summit, the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle and Genoa and the collapse of Enron – as well as more subtle but no less important developments, such as trends in fairtrade, ethical codes and sustainable investment. By shining a spotlight on these and other landmark events and initiatives, the book draws into sharp relief the most significant social and environmental challenges of our time – from climate change and the state of the planet to poverty and corruption. Equally importantly, however, more than half of the book is dedicated to constructive global responses, such as the boom in clean technology, the role of the World Economic and World Social Forums, and the growth of ISO 14001 and SA8000 standards. Each of the 20 chapters follows a similar easy-access full-colour design, with inspiring quotations, compelling photographs, a timeline of associated events, a narrative description of trends, and spotlight features of specific initiatives or events, including charts, factboxes and suggestions for further reading and websites. Also included is the world's most comprehensive sustainability timeline, listing and dating 190 key sustainability-related events and initiatives that occurred between 1919 and 2008. All these features combine to make the book an essential and highly accessible resource for managers, teachers, students, government officials, consultants and activists alike. For the first time, these crucial change agents will have a single-source reference book, which is not only packed with useful facts and figures, but is also fascinating to look at and full of inspirational material.
Download or read book Strategies for Success in Retail Collection written by Jagmohan John Raju and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 3 state-of-the-art guides to understanding consumer behavior -- and leveraging it for higher retail profits Three books packed with up-to-the-minute insights into consumer behavior — and practical guidance on building more successful campaigns, products, formats, and experiences! Use innovative new pricing strategies to create value and attract customers... learn how today’s shoppers really think, behave, and buy… learn proven methodologies for transforming consumer knowledge into retail profits! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Jagmohan Raju, Z. John Zhang, Herb Sorensen, Ph.D., Rick DeHerder, and Dick Blatt
Download or read book New Pathways Out of Poverty written by Sam Daley-Harris and published by Kumarian Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The current moment faced by the microfinance field reflects the opening lines from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.... Never before has there been such inspiring innovation in microfinance nor such cause for concern. New Pathways out of Poverty provides a substantive discussion of the state of the field and a compelling vision for its future. Third in a book series spanning a decade that has documented the microfinance industry’s highs and lows, New Pathways Out of Poverty explores the current state of the microfinance industry and highlights some of the field’s major challenges and achievements. Contributors examine innovations in microfinance and capture the knowledge gained in key areas of practice. The authors also show how leading institutions are taking steps to ensure that microfinance becomes a central platform for putting poverty in the museums where it belongs.
Download or read book Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy written by K. Hanson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-04-05 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers topical issues for Africa's development, economics and politics of climate change, water management, public service delivery, and delivering aid. The authors argue that these issues should be included in the post-MDG paradigm and add an important voice to recent moves by academics and practitioners to engage with each other.