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Poverty in America: A handbook

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:07
ISBN/ISSN: 
9780520276369
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Iceland, John
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Published Date: 
August 2013
Published Date (Text): 
August 2013
Year: 
2013
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Abstract: 

The United States is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. Growing income inequality and the Great Recession have made the problem worse. In this thoroughly revised edition of Poverty in America, Iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining 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. This new edition also includes completely updated data and extended discussions of poverty in the context of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements as well as new chapters on the Great Recession and global poverty. In doing so this book provides the most recent information available on patterns and trends in poverty and engages in an open and accessible manner in current critical debates (author abstract).  

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Page Count: 
226
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