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Poverty : opposing viewpoints

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Authors debate the causes and effects of poverty in the United States and across the globe and discuss some solutions to helping the world's poor.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737716983 9780737716986 0737716975 9780737716979
OCLC Number: 51867839
Description: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Hunger is a serious problem for America's poor / Food First --
Hunger is not a serious problem for America's poor / Robert Rector --
The uninsured poor suffer ill health / Dennis P. Andrulis --
Lack of health insurance does not cause ill health among poor people / Tom Miller --
Homelessness is a serious problem for poor people / America --
Homelessness is not a serious problem for poor people / Leo K. O'Drudy III --
Illegitimacy is a primary cause of poverty / Isabel V. Sawhill --
Unmarried mothers are unfairly blamed for poverty / Susan Douglas and Meredith Michaels --
Substance abuse causes poverty / Robert Kaestner --
The link between substance abuse and poverty has been exaggerated / Joint Center for Poverty Research --
A lack of individual responsibility causes poverty / Joel Schwartz --
A lack of opportunities causes poverty / Ellen Mutari --
Housing discrimination causes poverty / Gregory D. Squires --
Housing discrimination has been exaggerated / John Hood --
Government programs help the poor / Wendell Primus and Kathryn Porter --
Government programs have not helped the poor / J.D. Tuccille --
Increasing the minimum wage can help the working poor / Holly Sklar --
Increasing the minimum wage is counterproductive / Thomas Sowell --
Welfare reform is effective / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services --
Welfare reform harms the poor / Debra Watson --
Promoting marriage will help end poverty / Wade F. Horn --
Promoting marriage will not help end poverty / Jeanne Winner --
Global poverty causes terrorism / Strobe Talbott --
Global poverty does not cause terrorism / Jane R. Eisner --
Globalization is helping to reduce world poverty / Ian Vásquez --
Globalization is making world poverty worse / Antonia Jubasz --High population growth is exacerbating world poverty / Population Reports --
The world can sustain its growing population / Nicholas Eberstadt --
Genetically modified crops are helping to reduce world hunger / Willy De Greef --
Genetically modified crops are not reducing world hunger / John Robbins.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karen Balkin, book editor.

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Authors debate the causes and effects of poverty in the United States and across the globe and discuss some solutions to helping the world's poor.

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