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The poverty of "the poverty rate" : measure and mismeasure of want in modern America

Author: Nick Eberstadt
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eberstadt contends that the defects of the current poverty rate are not only severe but irremediable.

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Eberstadt, Nick, 1955-
Poverty of "the poverty rate".
Washington, D.C. : AEI Press ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©2008
(OCoLC)608857157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Eberstadt
ISBN: 9780844742465 0844742465
OCLC Number: 239235634
Description: xv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is the official poverty rate, and what does it actually measure? --
Poverty trends in modern America, according to the official poverty rate --
The official poverty rate versus other statistical indicators bearing on material deprivation in America --
Systematic differences between income and expenditures among poorer households in modern America --
Accounting for the widening reported gap between income and consumption for lower-income Americans --
Trends in living standards for low-income Americans --
Conclusion : wanted --
new poverty measure(s) for modern America.
Responsibility: by Nicholas Eberstadt.
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