The Skeptic's Guide to Global Poverty: Tough Questions, Direct Answers

The Skeptic's Guide to Global Poverty: Tough Questions, Direct Answers

by Dale Hanson Bourke
     
 

Why are so many people still poor, and what—if anything—can be done to help them? The Skeptic's Guide™ to Global Poverty provides answers to the challenging questions many people have about the poor. Ranging from how poor people feel to ways governments keep their people poor, the book discusses various aspects of poverty and its affects. It also…  See more details below

Overview

Why are so many people still poor, and what—if anything—can be done to help them? The Skeptic's Guide™ to Global Poverty provides answers to the challenging questions many people have about the poor. Ranging from how poor people feel to ways governments keep their people poor, the book discusses various aspects of poverty and its affects. It also considers various approaches to solving issues relating to poverty, including child labor, malnutrition, sex trafficking, refugees, and national debt.

The book looks at institutions such as the World Bank and USAID and explains what they do, how they do it, and why some people criticize them. It redefines current events such as the minimum wage, immigration issues, health insurance, and debt forgiveness. It helps explain many of the issues humanitarian organizations are seeking to address, such as infant mortality, food security, and child development, and will be a useful tool for donor education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830857548
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
09/10/2007
Series:
The Skeptic's Guide (TM) Series
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dale Hanson Bourke is president of PDI, a marketing and communications strategy firm. The author of ten books and numerous magazine articles, she often speaks and writes on international development and women's issues. Previously president of the CIDRZ Foundation and SVP at World Relief, Bourke has also served as publisher of Religion News Service and editor of Today's Christian Woman, and was a nationally syndicated columnist.

Dale holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and has served on the boards of World Vision US, World Vision International, International Justice Mission, Sojourners, ECFA and Opportunity International. She currently serves on the board of MAP International and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA).

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