This report synthesizes the main insights, themes and trends in many fields that the National Council of Welfare is convinced hold the keys to successful and cost-effective solutions. The examples, taken together, have been chosen to illustrate the range of resource material used:
- Approaches and methodologies from dollar calculations of cost to more conceptual studies;
- Economics as well as sociology, psychology, biology, medicine and more;
- Areas linked to poverty such as health, education and housing, and newer studies on business and the private sector;
- Small, precise studies of particular programs to larger studies of national tax systems and reviews of various program interactions;
- Many concerned actors at local, provincial, national and international levels from individuals and communities to academic institutions, research bodies, governments and businesses.