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One nation, underprivileged : why American poverty affects us all

Author: Mark R Rank
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unravels the paradox of why one of the world's wealthiest nations leads the industrialized world in poverty. The author debunks many common myths Americans hold about the poor, showing that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in the US economic structure and political policy failures rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. In fact, he finds, a significant proportion of Americans will  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Rank
ISBN: 0195101685 9780195101683
OCLC Number: 123124688
Description: ix, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. THE NATURE OF AMERICAN POVERTY; PART II. A CAUSE FOR CONCERN; PART III. CREATING A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE
Responsibility: Mark Robert Rank.
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Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. This book unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a radically different understanding of American  Read more...

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...the book is highly engaging and thought-provoking. * International Journal of Social Welfare * Rank stands out amid the rising chorus of authors

 
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