In many countries, women, people of color, LGBTQ+, religious minorities, low-income, indigenous people, and people with disabilities lack access to and power over resources while facing disproportionate risks. They are more likely to be victims of violence and prosecution, face environmental risks and social exclusion, lack access to healthcare and education, not receive equal pay, and have a limited ability to participate in decision making. The goal of this challenge is to address the root causes and consequences of inequality in communities worldwide.
Catalyst 300 – Poverty & Inequality
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Reserve Books: Found on the Catalyst Shelves on 3A
- Diseases of poverty: epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues. Adams, Usa V., and John R. Butterly. 2015.
- The globalization of inequality, tr. by Thomas Scott-Railton. Bourguignon, Francois. 2015.
- Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cord, Louise, María Eugenia Genoni, and Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán, eds. 2015.
- The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality. Deaton, Angus. 2013.
- Divided: the perils of our growing inequality. David Cay Johnston, ed. 2014.
- Reimagining equality: A new deal for children of color. Dowd, Nancy. 2018.
- Happiness and poverty in developing countries: a global perspective. Dowling, John Michael. 2013.
- Worlds apart: poverty and politics in rural America. Duncan, Cynthia M. 2015.
- Economics and youth violence: crime, disadvantage, and community. Rosenfeld et al, eds. 2013.
- Poverty and health: A crisis among america's most vulnerable. Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., ed. 2014.
- Globalization and inequality. Helpman, Elhanan. 2018.
- The health gap: the challenge of an unequal world. Marmot, Michael. 2015.
- Surviving poverty: creating sustainable ties among the poor. Mazelis, Joan Maya. 2017.
- Poverty, agency, and human rights. Meyers, Diana Tietjens, ed. 2014.
- Working on earth: Class and environmental justice. Robertson, Christina, and Jennifer Westerman, eds. 2015.
- Behind from the start: How america's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children. Azzi-Lessing, Lenette. 2017.
- Can't catch a break: Gender, jail, drugs and the limits of personal responsibility. Sered, Susan Starr. 2015.
- Social injustice and public health. Levy, Barry S., and Victor W. Sidel, eds. 2013.
- Wealth, poverty, and politics: an international perspective. Sowell, Thomas. 2015.
- Raising the floor: how a universal basic income can renew our economy and rebuild the American dream. Stern, Andy. 2016.
- Global poverty: deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War. Sumner, Andy. 2016.
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- CIA World Factbook: Background information on each country in the world.
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- Institute for Women’s Policy Research: Resource for research on women in all aspects of society.
- Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation: Organization working to improve inequalities around the globe, especially in regards to income inequality.
- ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
- United Nations Department on Economic and Social Affairs - Division for Inclusive Social Development - Indigenous People: Advocates for the rights and representation of indigenous groups around the globe.
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 1: No Poverty; Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing; Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities; Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
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