Poverty in America

  • Filename: poverty-in-america.
  • ISBN: 9780520273009
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: John Iceland
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



"In an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States, John Iceland combines the latest statistical information, historical data, and social scientific theory to provide a comprehensive picture of poverty in America--a picture that shows how poverty is measured and understood and how this has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with pooverty as a political issue and an economic reality. This edition is updated with a 2012 preface addressing the most current data on poverty in light of the recent economic downturn."--Back cover.

Poverty in America

  • Filename: poverty-in-america.
  • ISBN: 9780520951907
  • Release Date: 2012-03-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: John Iceland
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Poverty may have always been with us, but it hasn't always been the same. In an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States, John Iceland combines the latest statistical information, historical data, and social scientific theory to provide a comprehensive picture of poverty in America—a picture that shows how poverty is measured and understood and how this has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with poverty as a political issue and an economic reality. Why does poverty remain so pervasive? Is it unavoidable? Are people from particular racial or ethnic backgrounds or family types inevitably more likely to be poor? What can we expect over the next few years? What are the limits of policy? These are just a few of the questions this book addresses. In a remarkably concise, readable, and accessible format, Iceland explores what the statistics and the historical record, along with most of the major works on poverty, tell us. At the same time, he advances arguments about the relative nature and structural causes of poverty—arguments that eloquently contest conventional wisdom about the links between individual failure, family breakdown, and poverty in America. At a time when the personal, political, social, and broader economic consequences of poverty are ever clearer and more pressing, the depth and breadth of understanding offered by this handbook should make it an essential resource and reference for all scholars, politicians, policymakers, and people of conscience in America.

Poverty in America

  • Filename: poverty-in-america.
  • ISBN: 0520933044
  • Release Date: 2006-02-06
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: John Iceland
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



In a remarkably concise, readable, and accessible format, John Iceland provides a comprehensive picture of poverty in America, He shows how poverty is measured and understood and how it has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with poverty as a political issue and an economic reality. This edition has been updated and includes a new preface.

Take Back Your Time

  • Filename: take-back-your-time.
  • ISBN: 9781605096384
  • Release Date: 2003-08-09
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: John de Graaf
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers



The authors of the bestseller The Secret (over 350,000 copies sold)--legendary bestselling author Ken Blanchard and top Chick-fil-A executive Mark Miller--offer profound wisdom and practical advice for how to keep growing in your leadership effectiveness throughout your life.

Handbook on Poverty Inequality

  • Filename: handbook-on-poverty-inequality.
  • ISBN: 0821376144
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: Jonathan Haughton
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



For anyone wanting to learn, in practical terms, how to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty, this Handbook is the place to start. It is designed to be accessible to people with a university-level background in science or the social sciences. It is an invaluable tool for policy analysts, researchers, college students, and government officials working on policy issues related to poverty and inequality.

A Portrait of America

  • Filename: a-portrait-of-america.
  • ISBN: 9780520959101
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: John Iceland
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Portrait of America describes our nation’s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality. The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data, and by syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the current issues and controversies around these themes, highlighting their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, the media, and in American living rooms. Each chapter includes historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in peer countries.

The Rich and the Rest of Us

  • Filename: the-rich-and-the-rest-of-us.
  • ISBN: 9781401940645
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc



The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America--what it really is and how to eliminate it now

The World Factbook

  • Filename: the-world-factbook.
  • ISBN: 9781597975414
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: Central Intelligence Agency
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.



By intelligence officials, for intelligent people

Worlds Apart

  • Filename: worlds-apart.
  • ISBN: 9780300210514
  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Cynthia M. Duncan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



First published in 1999, Worlds Apart examined the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In this new edition, Duncan returns to her original research, interviewing some of the same people as well as some new key informants. Duncan provides powerful new insights into the dynamics of poverty, politics, and community change. "Duncan, through in-depth investigation and interviews, concludes that only a strong civic culture, a sense among citizens of community and the need to serve that community, can truly address poverty. . . . Moving and troubling. Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power."—Kirkus Reviews "The descriptions of rural poverty in Worlds Apart are interesting and read almost like a novel."—Choice

The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development

  • Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-poverty-and-child-development.
  • ISBN: 9780199769100
  • Release Date: 2012-05-21
  • Number of pages: 725
  • Author: Valerie Maholmes
  • Publisher: OUP USA



Comprehensive and integrative, The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development describes the contextual and social ecology of children living in poverty and illuminates the biological and behavioral interactions that either promote optimal development or that place children at risk of having poor developmental outcomes.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

  • Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-latin-american-economics.
  • ISBN: 9780199571048
  • Release Date: 2011-07-28
  • Number of pages: 932
  • Author: José Antonio Ocampo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



A comprehensive overview of the key factors affecting the development of Latin American economies that examines long-term growth performance, macroeconomic issues, Latin American economies in the global context, technological and agricultural policies, and the evolution of labour markets, the education sector, and social security programmes.

Undeserving Poor

  • Filename: undeserving-poor.
  • ISBN: 9780307761866
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Michael Katz
  • Publisher: Pantheon



For the first time in over twenty-five years. the issue of poverty -- and our failure to deal with it -- is back at the top of the policy agenda and on the front page of the news. In this magisterial overview social historian Michael B. Katz, examines the ideas and assumptions that have shaped public policy from the sixties War on Poverty to the current war on welfare. Closely argued and lucidly written. The Undeserving Poor transcends the barriers that have channeled the American discussion of poverty and wealth into a narrow, self-defeating course, and points the way to a new, constructive approach to our major social problem. From the Trade Paperback edition.

2 00 a Day

  • Filename: 2-00-a-day.
  • ISBN: 9780544303249
  • Release Date: 2015-09-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Kathryn J. Edin
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn’t seen since the mid-1990s — households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has “turned sociology upside down” (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich — and truthful — interviews. Through the book’s many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America’s extreme poor. More than a powerful exposé, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.

Framing Class

  • Filename: framing-class.
  • ISBN: 9781442202252
  • Release Date: 2011-04-16
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Diana Kendall
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Its accessible writing and powerful examples make it an ideal text or supplement for courses in sociology, American studies, and communications.

The American Way of Poverty

  • Filename: the-american-way-of-poverty.
  • ISBN: 9781568587264
  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Sasha Abramsky
  • Publisher: Nation Books



Abramsky shows how poverty - a massive political scandal - is dramatically changing in the wake of the Great Recession.

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