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Author Davie, Grace, 1974- author
Title Poverty Knowledge in South Africa : a social history of human science, 1855-2005 / Grace Davie, Queens College, City University of New York
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Descript x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-319) and index
Introduction: the poverty question in South Africa -- Before poverty measurement : conjuring worlds without want -- Human scientists in interwar South africa : William Macmillan, I. D. MacCrone, and the Carnegie Commission -- The minimum standards moment : Edward Batson and the poverty datum line (PDL) -- Rethinking governmentality : urban planning, rural betterment, and the apartheid state -- Agitation through quantification : white student activists in the era of black consciousness -- From people's power to corporate power : poverty research and the transition to democracy -- Contested measures : social surveying after apartheid
Subject Poverty -- South Africa
Poverty -- Government policy -- South Africa
Poverty -- South Africa -- Measurement
Income maintenance programs -- South Africa
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