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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America

Author: Kathryn Edin; H Luke Shaefer
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner Books editionView all editions and formats
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An account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica 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 research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Edin; H Luke Shaefer
ISBN: 9780544811959 054481195X
OCLC Number: 957521717
Description: xxiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Welfare is dead --
Perilous work --
A room of one's own --
By any means necessary --
A world apart --
Conclusion: Where, then, from here?
Other Titles: Two dollars a day
Responsibility: Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer.

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An account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica 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 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 skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children.

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