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ISBN-10: 0737737484

ISBN-13: 9780737737486

Edition: 2008

Authors: Viqi Wagner

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Editor Viqi Wagner has compiled several hard-hitting essays that peel apart the controversies of poverty. Across four chapters, readers will analyze whether poverty is a serious problem, what its causes are, how it can be reduced in the U.S., and how we should address global poverty. Essay sources include the U.S. Census Bureau, National Organization for Women, The World Bank, Arloc Sherman, Aviva Aron-Dine, and Charles A. Murray.
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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Is Poverty a Serious Problem in America?
Chapter Preface
Census Bureau Measures Show the U.S. Poverty Rate Has Decreased
Census Bureau Methods of Measuring Poverty Are Unreliable
Most "Poor" Americans Enjoy a Comfortable Standard of Living
The Working Poor Are Not Getting By in America
Record Numbers of Americans Are Abjectly Poor
The Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Widening
The Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Not Widening
Periodical Bibliography
What Causes Poverty in America?
Chapter Preface
Immigration Is Increasing Poverty in the United States
Immigration Is Not Increasing Poverty in the United States
Racism Causes Poverty
People Are Poor Through Their Own Behavior and Bad Choices
Massive Job Loss Is Increasing Poverty in America
Periodical Bibliography
How Can Poverty Be Reduced in the United States?
Chapter Preface
Raising the Minimum Wage Will Reduce Poverty
Raising the Minimum Wage Will Not Reduce Poverty
Expanding Government Programs Can Reduce Poverty
Poverty Has Been Reduced by Restricting Government Programs
Tax Cuts Reduce Poverty
Tax Cuts Hurt the Poor
Replace Antipoverty Programs with Annual Cash Grants for Every Adult American
Replacing Antipoverty Programs with Cash Grants Is Unworkable
Periodical Bibliography
How Should Global Poverty Be Addressed?
Chapter Preface
The UN Millennium Project Can Halve Global Poverty by 2015
The UN Millennium Project Is Failing to Reduce Global Poverty
Multinational Corporations Can Reduce Global Poverty
Multinational Corporations Cause Global Poverty
Immigrant Remittances Reduce Poverty in Poor Home Countries
Immigrant Workers' Remittances Cannot Solve Global Poverty
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books