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Poverty in America : a handbook

Author: John Iceland
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print 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. Growing income inequality and the Great Recession have made the problem worse. In this thoroughly revised edition of Poverty in America, Iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining why poverty remains pervasive, what it means to  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 pages : illustrations ; 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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