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Poverty in America

Author: Tamara Thompson
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2015]
Series: At issue., Social issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors in At Issue: Poverty In America present a wide range of viewpoints about the causes and effects of poverty, whether and under what circumstances the government should provide assistance to the poor, and whether being 'poor' by American standards of living qualifies as poverty at all. -- From the introduction, page 10.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Thompson
ISBN: 9780737771831 0737771836 9780737771848 0737771844
OCLC Number: 885224694
Description: 142 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Overview: America's war on poverty / John Halpin and Karl Agne --
A variety of factors contribute to poverty / Ron Haskins --
Many who experience poverty are the "working poor" / Hope Yen --
Child poverty is a critical problem / Marian Wright Edelman --
Poverty impacts rural communities / US Department of Agriculture --
A first-hand account of living in poverty / Jenn --
Poverty in America is greatly exaggerated / Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield --
US poverty rate reduced thanks to safety-net programs / Zachary A. Goldfarb --
The United States lags on poverty compared to other nations / Elise Gould and Hilary Wething --
The government should do more to reduce poverty / John Yarmuth --
Government programs are not the solution to poverty / Max Eternity --
Economic inequality promotes poverty / Lawrence Davidson --
Increasing the minimum wage would help reduce poverty / Elise Gould --
How minimum wage laws increase poverty / George Reisman --
Poverty negatively affects mental functioning / Evan Nesterak --
Poverty industry drives Memphis economy / Ted Evanoff.
Series Title: At issue., Social issues.
Responsibility: Tamara Thompson, book editor.

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The authors in At Issue: Poverty In America present a wide range of viewpoints about the causes and effects of poverty, whether and under what circumstances the government should provide assistance to the poor, and whether being 'poor' by American standards of living qualifies as poverty at all. -- From the introduction, page 10.

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