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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,179 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

The history of poverty cannot be written simply by establishing a measure or threshold of deprivation and looking for all ...

Poverty, the Poor

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,045 words

The West Byzantium ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
218 words

Jewish attitudes to poverty vary. Throughout Jewish history the poor are treated with respect, and alleviation of their sufferings is ...

poverty

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
986 words

The experience of poverty in Canada is defined by three historical periods: the years before the welfare state (until the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

and its effects are not a central theme in Chaucer, but are the subject of some powerful passages concerned ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
849 words

A condition of absolute or relative deprivation of material and cultural resources. The term absolute poverty refers to the condition ...

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,171 words

The problem of poverty was visible and endemic in eighteenth-century Europe. In the cities, rich and poor were not as ...

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
825 words

In the nineteenth century poverty was widely regarded as the result of moral failure. Those who were poor had become ...

Poverty

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,303 words
Illustration(s):
1

The term “poverty law” refers to two distinct, but related, topics. First, poverty law is part of the welfare state ...

Poverty

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
6,402 words
Illustration(s):
2

This entry consists of two subentries: ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
6,990 words

[This entry includes three subentries, an overview and a discussion of poverty in Africa and in Latin America.] ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,562 words

“Poverty” refers to a situation of scarcity or need for a family or person. Whether someone is cataloged as poor ...

Poverty.

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,974 words

Poverty has always been a serious problem in America. Throughout its history, large numbers of Americans have been unable to ...

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

Poverty has been a subject of concern since the beginnings of social work. This entry reviews three key research areas. ...

poverty and health

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,514 words

Absolute poverty refers to a standard of minimum requirement, and relative poverty refers to falling behind most others in a ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great incovenience proverbial saying, late 16th century. ...

poverty is not a crime...

POVERTY

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
258 words

Biblical and rabbinic writers generally regarded poverty as a misfortune. God’s blessing upon his people is meant to include material ...

Poverty and Conflict

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,255 words

There are two distinct ways of, or frameworks for, thinking about the relationship between poverty and conflict. One is whether ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,183 words

has been a constant, but reluctantly acknowledged, feature of Australian society since 1788. Imperial statesmen conceived Australia as a ...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,966 words

The abolition of poverty has been a major goal of social policy. It underlies development of the welfare state ...

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