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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 3rd edition edition (7 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403940924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403940926
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,810,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This third edition of Understanding Poverty will not disappoint the many lecturers who have recommended earlier editions as the main general introductory text on the subject. Once again Pete Alcock provides us and our students with a clear and comprehensive account of poverty and the policies developed to combat it.' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University, and author of Poverty


Reviews of the first edition:

'My students read this book and engage with it ... It has quickly become an important text.' - Angus Erskine, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling, UK

'This is an excellent book which can be strongly recommended for courses in social inequality or social policy.' - Reviewing Sociology

About the Author

PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Social Policy in Britain (second edition) and co-editor of both The Blackwell Companion to Social Policy and International Social Policy. He has been Chair of the Social Policy Association and is now Chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy.

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Having this book for myself stops me having to keep going back to the library all the time, great saving and also permanent reference book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Butterworth on 3 Jan 2009
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This book was so useful to me when writing an essay on poverty (BA HONS level) it became my bible, so current,upto date and very easy to read.
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