Poverty

Poverty

The impact of poverty on health: a scan of research literature

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Author: 
Shelley Phipps
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Assesses the current state of research knowledge on linkages between poverty and health as of February 2002. Summarizes and provides a starting point from which to learn and think about future directions.

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ISBN 1553922573 (PDF)
ISBN 1553922611 (Collected Papers)

Policy approaches to address the impact of poverty on health: a scan of the literature

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English
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David P. Ross
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies public policy strategies (as of June 2002) designed to alleviate the health impacts of poverty, either by reducing poverty or mitigating its effect on health. Reviews strategies shown to be effective through program evaluations.

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ISBN 155392259X (PDF)
ISBN 1553922611 (Collected Papers)

Poverty and health: links to action: proceedings report

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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a summary of the proceedings of a Roundtable on Poverty and Health held by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) on March 26, 2002. The roundtable was undertaken as part of a larger effort to address the theme of poverty and health.

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ISBN 1553922530 (PDF)
ISBN 1553922611 (Collected Papers)

Canadian International Development Agency

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Community education/development
Policy development
Research

Works to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Travaille pour appuier le développement durable dans les pays en développement afin de réduire la pauvreté et de rendre le monde plus sûr, plus juste et plus prospère.

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(819) 997-55456
Email Address: 
info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
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(819) 953-5023
Fax Number: 
(819) 953-6088
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-230-6349
Street Address: 
200 Promenade du Portage
City: 
Gatineau
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0G4

Towards social and economic inclusion: breaking the cycle of poverty in Atlantic Canada

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Translated Title: 
Vers l’inclusion sociale et économique: l’élimination du cycle de la pauvreté au Canada atlantique
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
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Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the impacts of social and economic exclusion of women and children and how inclusive public policies can lead to social inclusion.

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ACEWH HEAD.M68 2001

The debate on globalization, poverty and inequality: why measurement matters

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Martin Ravallion
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Development Research Group, World Bank
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides a non-technical overview of the conceptual and methodological issues underlying the markedly different claims that have been heard within the development community about how just much progress is being made against poverty and inequality in the current period of “globalization.” Argues that the dramatically differing positions taken in this debate often stem from differences in the concepts and definitions used and differences in data sources and measurement assumptions, differences that are often hidden from view in the debate, but that need to be considered carefully if one is to properly interpret the evidence. Also argues that the best available evidence suggests that, if the rate of progress against absolute poverty in the developing world in the 1990s is maintained, then the Millennium Development Goal of halving the 1990 aggregate poverty rate by 2015 will be achieved on time in the aggregate, though not in all regions. Concludes with some observations on the implications for policy-oriented debates on globalization and pro-poor growth.

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World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3038

Does it matter that we don't agree on the definition of poverty? A comparison of four approaches

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Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi
Ruhi Saith
Frances Stewart
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Queen Elizabeth House
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Oxford, United Kingdom

Reviews four approaches to the definition and measurement of poverty - the monetary, capability, social exclusion and participatory approaches. Points out the theoretical underpinnings of the various measures, and problems of operationalising them. Argues that each is a construction of reality, involving numerous judgements, which are often not transparent. Confirms that the definition of poverty does matter for poverty eradication strategies.

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QEH Working Paper Series – QEHWPS107

Consumption, health, gender and poverty

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Anne Case
Angus Deaton
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World Bank Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
Publication Date: 
2002

Examines methods for measuring poverty that allow men and women to be differentially poor.

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Structural adjustment and the new poor laws

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Jennie Abell
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Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the gendered and racialized experiences of poverty/class and violence in Canada.

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GEND.A24 2001

Key learning two from PPHB Atlantic's work on social and economic inclusion, 1998-2000

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Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Atlantic Regional Office, Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the actions taken since the 1998 Think-Tank on Child Poverty and identifies 17 key learnings. Concludes with a list of strategic directions that will form the next steps in PPHB Atlantic's work on social and economic inclusion.

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