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Poverty in America : a handbook

Author: John Iceland
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The United States is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. This title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Iceland
ISBN: 9780520276369 0520276361
OCLC Number: 813415941
Description: xiii, 214 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early views of poverty in America --
Methods of measuring poverty --
Characteristics of the poverty population --
Global poverty --
Causes of poverty --
The Great Recession --
Poverty and policy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Iceland.

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"In just a few short pages, Iceland brings anyone--lay reader, student, professional researcher--up to speed on the major issues and debates about poverty in America. With succinct and engaging Read more...

 
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