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ISBN-10: 054481195X

ISBN-13: 9780544811959

Edition: 2015

Authors: Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

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A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it existsJessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends.   After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/13/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.28" wide x 8.03" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Kathryn J. Edin is one of the nation's leading poverty researchers, recognized for using both quantitative research and direct, in-depth observation to illuminate key mysteries about people living in poverty:  "In a field of poverty experts who rarely meet the poor, Edin usefully defies convention" ( New York Times ).  Her books include  Promises I Can't Keep:  Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage and Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City.  Edin is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.