Poverty in America A Handbook
Edition: 3rd 2013
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Early Views of Poverty in America|
|Methods of Measuring Poverty|
|Characteristics of the Poverty Population|
|Causes of Poverty|
|The Great Recession|
|Poverty and Policy|