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Urban poverty and the welfare state

Peter Abrahamson

Urban poverty and the welfare state

comparative reflections on Scandinavia and the U.S.

by Peter Abrahamson

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Published by Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California at Berkeley in [Berkeley] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scandinavia.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Urban poor -- Scandinavia.,
    • Urban poor -- United States.,
    • Welfare state.,
    • Labor supply -- Scandinavia.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Abrahamson.
      SeriesWorking paper /, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California at Berkeley ;no. 481, Working paper (University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Urban & Regional Development) ;, no. 481.
      ContributionsUniversity of California, Berkeley. Institute of Urban & Regional Development.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN540.A8 A38 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination43 p. :
      Number of Pages43
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2153273M
      LC Control Number88623119
      OCLC/WorldCa18454172

      urban poverty (i.e. who the poor are, where they work, what they do to survive and the constraints that they face), the Urban Poverty Sourcebook aims to provide a reference document which draws on the strengths of the UPA study. The Sourcebook aims to provide a reference document which draws on the strengths of the UPA study. Book Description. Urban areas in the Global South now house most of the world’s urban population and are projected to house almost all its increase between now and There is a growing recognition that the scale of urban poverty has been overlooked – and that it is increasing both in numbers and in the proportion of the world’s poor. the state of urban and rural poverty These data throw new empirical light on the changing face of poverty in the developing world, giving us four main findings: The incidence of absolute poverty is appreciably higher in rural areas. The poverty line in urban areas is, on aver-age, about 30 percent higher than in rural areas. In poorerFile Size: KB.


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