Poverty

Poverty

Policies of exclusion, poverty and health: stories from the front

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Chrystal Ocean (ed.)
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WISE Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Presents the stories of 21 women living below Canada's poverty line.

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ISBN 0973666404
POVR.P65 2004
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Review, Network Fall 2005: We’ve all heard the statistic: one in five Canadian women is living in poverty. That's more than 2.8 million women. There are too many reasons why more women are poor than men. But what’s it like to be poor? For those of us lucky to live above the poverty line, it’s hard to imagine. We can read the reports or the research results. However, these documents are written by academics or policy makers who are often outside of the story. As Lynda Laughlin has said, "Every woman has a story. Too few have a safe place to tell it." Thanks to the Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially & Economically (WISE) project, 21 women now have that safe place. This book contains their stories of what it really means to live below the poverty line, and also how and why it happens. There isn’t a lot of happiness in these pages, but readers will find an enormous amount of strength from women that society has tried (and failed) to beat down.

Policies of exclusion, poverty and health: stories from the front. Project report: phase 1: the issues

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Chrystal Ocean
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WISE: Wellbeing thru Inclusion Socially and Economically
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Examines long- and short-term predicators that forecasted future poverty. Also looks at the effects caused by conditions of poverty. Written in the first person.

Urban Aboriginal children poverty: a status report on Aboriginal children and their families in Ontario

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Kim Anderson
Sarah Blackwell
David Dornan
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Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the scope and effects of Aboriginal child and family poverty in urban centres in Ontario. Outlines some of the current services that address poverty and identifies gaps in this service area. Provides recommendations related to social policy.

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ABGN.A53 2000

From poverty wages to a living wage

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Christopher Schenk
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CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the history of and reasoning behind a living wage. Profiles minimum wage workers and explains why and how governments should implement a living wage policy.

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ISBN 0968853978

Poverty, income inequality, and health in Canada

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Dr. Dennis Raphael
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CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an overview of the impact that poverty and income inequality have on the health of Canadians. Argues that increasing poverty goes hand-in-hand with increasing income inequality. States that both poverty and income inequality result from the social and economic policy decisions made by governments that weakened the social safety net. Provides recommendations on how to reduce poverty and income inequality, recommendations that recognize the importance of citizen participation and civic involvement. PDF required to read.

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ISBN 0968853986

Your health depends more on a decent income and safe housing than on MRI machines

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Ann Curry-Stevens
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CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers an easy introduction to the social determinants of health and the links between health and social justice. Prompts the reader to imagine the health implications of living on a low income, of racism and child poverty, and outlines some of the steps that would improve health by ensuring greater equality and social justice. Recounts the high costs of medical intervention, and calls for a focus on the causes of ill health, like job loss, hunger, stress, worry and poverty.

The Cairo Consensus at ten: population, reproductive health and the global effort to end poverty

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UNFPA
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United Nations Population Fund
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Finds that gender gaps as well as those between rich and poor may undermine advances made since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. Reviews the implementation of programs adopted in Cairo that focused on global reproductive health, family planning and efforts to reduce poverty. Notes that resources for reproductive health programmes have declined and this, combined with growing poverty among the world's poorest countries will hamper national and international efforts to make long-term progress in achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

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ISBN 0897147200

New contributions to the analysis of poverty: methodological and conceptual challenges to understanding poverty from a gender pe

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Sylvia Chant
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United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Santiago, Chile

Outlines, focussing on Latin America, concepts and methodologies needed to understand poverty from a gender perspective.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's charity audit best practices handbook

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Victoria Status of Women Action Group
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Status of Women Action Group
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Victoria, B.C.

Document women's experiences at local charities and provides recommendations on how to make charities more women friendly.

Power and privileges: gender discrimination and poverty

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Gerd Johnsson-Latham
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Stockholm, Sweden

Illustrates and examines how the perspective of a poor women often differs from the perspective of a poor man, and how the expressions of female poverty and deprivation differ from those of men.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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