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America's poor and the great recession

Author: Kristin S Seefeldt; John D Graham; Gordon Abner; Tavis Smiley
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2013]
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"Millions have entered poverty as a result of the great recession's terrible toll of long-term unemployment. Kristin S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham examine recent trends in poverty and assess the performance of America's "safety net" programs. They consider likely scenarios for future developments and conclude that the well-being of low-income Americans, particularly the working poor, the near poor, and the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin S Seefeldt; John D Graham; Gordon Abner; Tavis Smiley
ISBN: 9780253009678 0253009677 9780253009746 025300974X
OCLC Number: 806020290
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The great recession : definition, duration, and impact --
The impact of the great recession on poverty in the U.S. --
Philanthropy and America's poor --
America's partial safety net --
Risks to the safety net in the aftermath of the great recession --
Policy options for strengthening the safety net.
Responsibility: Kristin S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham, with the assistance of Gordon Abner, Joe A. Bolinger, Lanlan Xu ; foreword by Tavis Smiley.

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