Community Psychology by Nelson; Prilleltensky

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4-5) Similarly, in his book The End of Poverty, Columbia economist Jeffrey Sachs (2005) has shown that market-based changes in many poor countries have led to economic growth and reduction ofpoverty. Consider the case of China. In 1981 , 64% of the population had incomes of less than a dollar a day, but by 2001, 17% ofthe population lived on less than a dollar a day. Thus, in only 20 years, poverty was dramatically reduced in China. Sachs documented similar but less extensive reductions in poverty in India during the same period that resulted from market­ based changes.

While capital is usually thought of in terms of economic assets, Putnam (2000) argued that communities can also have social capital, including a range of com­ munity organizations and networks, civic participation, community identity and norms of trust and mutual support. The development of community capacity and social capital through community development and social policy formulation is important for the promotion of collective well-being. H O LOGY lnclusion r The value of rnltural relativity and diversity occupied a prominent position in Rappaport's ( 1977) early textbook in CP.

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