The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty
- Mehmet Odekon - Skidmore College, USA
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark work, Encyclopedia of World Poverty, originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in developing countries such as Mexico, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported in May 2013 even countries with historically low levels of income inequality have experienced significant increases over the past decade, including Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The U.N. and the World Bank also emphasize the persistent nature of the problem. It is not all bad news. In March 2013, the Guardian newspaper reported, “Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University’s poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates.” On the other hand, the U.N. says environmental threats from climate change could push billions more into extreme poverty in coming decades. All of these points lead to the need for a revised, updated, and expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of World Poverty.
- 775 evaluated and updated and 175 entirely new entries
- New Reader’s Guide categories
- Signed articles, with cross-references
- Further Readings will be accompanied by pedagogical elements
- Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough new Index
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition is a dependable source for students and researchers who are researching world poverty, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
"This Encyclopedia is substantially larger than the earlier edition which reflects the economic turmoil of the Great Recession of 2007-2008 and the ensuing global financial crisis... The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty is a solid taxonomy which addresses the tenacity of poverty around the globe. This research source will be useful in academic libraries and will benefit college students and researchers. Recommended."
"The authors' succinct entries, which include recommended readings and cross-references, thoroughly explore ways in which poverty is experienced, perpetuated, and combated around the globe. Recommended for all libraries that do not already own the first edition, and worth considering as an update for those that do... Summing up: Recommended. All libraries. All levels."
“This is substantially larger than the previous edition, likely reflecting the rising level of economic crisis. The new volumes display the same attention to quality “encyclopedia craft” as the first, with 175 new articles and an increase to about 900 articles overall… Libraries that purchased the first edition should seriously consider updating in print or electronic format.”