One Nation, Underprivileged Why American Poverty Affects Us All

ISBN-10: 0195189728
ISBN-13: 9780195189728
Edition: 2005 (Annotated)
Authors: Mark Robert Rank
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a unique and radically different understanding of American poverty. It debunks many of our most common myths about the poor, while at the same time provides a powerful new framework for addressing this enormous social and economic problem. Mark Robert Rank vividly shows that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in our economic structure and political policy failures, rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. He establishes for the first time that a significant percentage of Americans will experience poverty during their adult lifetimes, and firmly demonstrates that poverty is an issue of vital national concern. Ultimately, Rank provides us with a new paradigm for understanding poverty, and outlines an innovative set of strategies that will reduce American poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged represents a profound starting point for rekindling a national focus upon America's most vexing social and economic problem.

The Nature of American Poverty
Disturbing Contrasts
Below the Line
Poverty as a Structural Failing
A Cause for Concern
In Our Self Interest
True to Values
Essence of Citizenship
Creating Fundamental Change
A New Paradigm
Future Directions
From the Ground Up
Sources of Data
Additional Life Table Analyses
Bibliography

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