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Poverty : opposing viewpoints

Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, 2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of twenty-six essays that offers varying perspectives on issues related to poverty, debating if it is a serious problem in America, its causes, how it should be reduced, and how global poverty should be addressed.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 9780737737479 0737737476 9780737737486 0737737484
OCLC Number: 286496372
Description: 279 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Is poverty a serious problem in America? --
Chapter preface --
1. Census bureau measures show the U.S. poverty rate has decreased / U.S. Census Bureau --
2. Census bureau methods of measuring poverty are unreliable / John Cassidy --
3. Most "poor" Americans enjoy a comfortable standard of living / Robert Rector --
4. The working poor are not getting by in America / Michelle Conlin and Aaron Bernstein --
5. Record numbers of Americans are abjectly poor / Tony Pugh --
6. The gap between rich and poor is widening / Arloc Sherman and Aviva Aron-Dine --
7. The gap between rich and poor is not widening / Alan Reynolds --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. What causes poverty in America? --
Chapter preface --
1. Immigration is increasing poverty in the United States / Robert Rector --
2. Immigration is not increasing poverty in the United States / Jeff Chapman and Jared Bernstein --
3. Racism causes poverty / Alan Jenkins --
4. People are poor through their own behavior and bad choices / Blake Bailey --
5. Massive job loss is increasing poverty in America / John Peterson --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. How can poverty be reduced in the United States? --
Chapter preface --
1. Raising the minimum wage will reduce poverty / Jason Furman and Sharon Parrot --
2. Raising the minimum wage will not reduce poverty / David R. Henderson --
3. Expanding government programs can reduce poverty / John Podesta --
4. Poverty has been reduced by restricting government programs / Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill --
5. Tax cuts reduce poverty / Matthew Ladner --
6. Tax cuts hurt the poor / National Organization for Women --
7. Replace antipoverty programs with annual cash grants for every adult American / Charles A. Murray --
8. Replacing antipoverty programs with cash grants is unworkable / Clive Crook --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 4. How should global poverty be addressed? --
1. The UN Millennium Project can halve global poverty by 2015 / The World Bank --
2. The UN Millennium Project is failing to reduce global poverty / Conn Hallinan --
3. Multinational corporations can reduce global poverty / George C. Lodge and Craig Wilson --
4. Multinational corporations cause global poverty / Michael Parenti --
5. Immigrant remittances reduce poverty in poor home countries / Manuel Orozco et al. --
6. Immigrant workers' remittances cannot solve global poverty / Elizabeth Boyle --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.

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A collection of twenty-six essays that offers varying perspectives on issues related to poverty, debating if it is a serious problem in America, its causes, how it should be reduced, and how global poverty should be addressed.

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