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CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Substantive, non-biased, well-researched discussions of timely topics and issues. Go to Browse Topics > Issue Tracker > Poverty and Homelessness. Find useful reports, such as: Domestic Poverty; Fighting Urban Poverty; Housing the Homeless; and Child Poverty.
Poverty in America: A Handbook
Examines why poverty remains pervasive, what it means to be poor in America today, which groups are most likely to be poor, the root causes of poverty, and the effects of policy on poverty.
International Handbook of Gender and Poverty
Table of Contents
pt. 1. Concepts and methodologies for gendered poverty -- pt. 2. Debates on the 'feminism of poverty', and female-headed households -- pt. 3. Gender, family and lifecourse -- pt. 4. Gender, 'race' and migration -- pt. 5. Gender, health and poverty -- pt. 6. Gender, poverty and assets -- pt. 7. Gender, poverty and work -- pt. 8. Gendered poverty and policy interventions -- pt. 9. Microfinance and women's empowerment -- pt. 10. New frontiers in gendered poverty and research and analysis.
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RefWorks is an easy tool that helps you gather citations directory from library databases and then creates in-text citations and works cited directly in your paper. The Google Docs add on is the easiest to use. This guide links you to RefWorks and teaches you how to use it.