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Poverty in America A Handbook

ISBN-10: 0520276361
ISBN-13: 9780520276369
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: John Iceland
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Early Views of Poverty in America
Methods of Measuring Poverty
Characteristics of the Poverty Population
Global Poverty
Causes of Poverty
The Great Recession
Poverty and Policy
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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