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Title The urban poor in Latin America / Marianne Fay, editor
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.)
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Overview; 1 Urban Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: Setting the Stage; Tables; Boxes; Figures; 2 Working One's Way Up: The Urban Poor and the Labor Market; 3 Keeping a Roof over One's Head: Improving Access to Safe and Decent Shelter; 4 Violence, Fear, and Insecurity among the Urban Poor in Latin America; 5 Keeping Healthy in an Urban Environment: Public Health Challenges for the Urban Poor; 6 Relying on Oneself: Assets of the Poor; 7 Calling on Friends and Relatives: Social Capital; 8 Public Social Safety Nets and the Urban Poor
Summary The urbanization of Latin America has also lead to the urbanization of its poor. Today about half of the region's poor live in cities. Yet the phenomenon of urban poverty is not one that is well studied or well understood and policy makers across Latin America are increasingly interested in policy advice on how to design programs and policies to tackle poverty. Urban Poor in Latin America argues that the causes of poverty, the nature of deprivation, and the policy levers to fight poverty are to a large extent site-specific. As such, the book looks at strategies to assist the urban poor in maki
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Urban poor -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Fay, Marianne.
LC no. 2005043244
ISBN 0821360698
0821360701 (e-ISBN)
9780821360705 (e-ISBN)