David Gordon

David Gordon is Professor of Social Justice and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristolat the University of Bristol.

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The measurement of poverty

The first book to examine poverty in Europe within the international framework agreed at the 1995 World Summit on Social Development, this study provides a scientific and international basis for the analysis and reduction of poverty. With contributions from leading poverty experts, it presents cutting-edge international research in one volume.

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Child poverty in the developing world

This report provides a summary of the results from a major international research project, funded by UNICEF, on child rights and child poverty in the developing world.

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Home Sweet Home?

The impact of poor housing on health

This report looks in detail at the impact poor housing has on health, using data from the National Child Development Study. It provides important information to inform the current debate on Our Healthier Nation and to strengthen arguments for health, housing and social care agencies to work together.

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Inequalities in health

The evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health, chaired by Sir Donald Acheson

This book presents all seventeen chapters of evidence commissioned by the Acheson Inquiry to inform its work. It complements both the Acheson Inquiry report published by The Stationary Office and The widening gap (The Policy Press, 1999), which provides a broad overview and systematic interpretation of the Inequalities in Health debate.

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The Peter Townsend reader

This reader brings together for the first time a collection of Peter Townsend's most distinctive work, allowing readers to review the changes that have taken place over the past six decades, and reflect on issues that have returned to the fore today.

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Poverty and social exclusion in Britain

The millennium survey

This book is the most authoritative study of poverty and social exclusion in Britain at the start of the 21st century. It reports on the most comprehensive survey of poverty and social exclusion, ever to be undertaken in Britain: The Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey.

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Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005

This is the first detailed study of the recent geographical distribution of poverty and wealth in Britain. It presents the most comprehensive estimates of the changing levels of poverty and wealth from the late 1960s.

A free pdf version of this report is available online at www.jrf.org.uk

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Social justice and public policy

Seeking fairness in diverse societies

This important book explores the meaning of social justice and examines how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy.

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Tackling inequalities

Where are we now and what can be done?

This challenging book brings together contributions from leading poverty analysts on inequalities in income, wealth, standard of living, employment, education, housing, crime and health. It charts the extent of the growth in inequalities and offers a coherent critique of the New Labour government's policies aimed at those tackling this crisis.

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The widening gap

Health inequalities and policy in Britain

This report presents critical new evidence on the size of the widening health gap. New geographical data are presented and displayed in striking graphical form. The widening gap should be read alongside Inequalities in health: The evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (The Policy Press, 1999).

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World poverty

New policies to defeat an old enemy

The study, when published in 2002, received coverage across the globe from Brazil to Greece and attracted the support of the then High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson. Anyone interested in understanding, campaigning or simply debating the issues facing policy makers today will find this book a rich and compelling resource.

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