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Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Catherine Reef
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1438108117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an overview of the history of poverty in America and includes excerpts from primary source documents, short biographies of influential people, and more.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : John Iceland
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2003-10
ISBN : 9780520239593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This volume is an excellent overview of the dimensions and sources of American poverty. John Iceland combines statistical data, theoretical arguments, and historical information in a book that is highly readable and will very likely become a standard reference for students of poverty."—William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears "In just a few short pages, Iceland brings anyone--lay reader, student, professional researcher--up to speed on the major issues and debates about poverty in America. With succinct and engaging prose, Poverty in America covers the gamut--from theoretical issues to measurement to history to public policy--better than any other book out there right now."—Dalton Conley, author of Honky "Must reading on a tough and important topic. With some answers that may surprise, Iceland sorts out competing theories of why people are poor in the richest country in the world. His book should motivate every reader--policy maker, researcher, citizen-- to think hard about what it means to be poor today and how our society can best reduce the hardship and poverty still with us."—Constance F. Citro, National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

A People s History of Poverty in America

A People s History of Poverty in America Book
Author : Stephen Pimpare
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2011-06-07
ISBN : 1595586962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.

Poverty in America An Encyclopedia

Poverty in America  An Encyclopedia Book
Author : Russell M. Lawson,Benjamin A. Lawson
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008-07-30
ISBN : 031335023X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How has the U.S. dealt, throughout its long history, with one of the worlds oldest problems? Although poverty has always been part of the human experience, societal reactions and responses to it have been as varied as the condition has been static. Poverty in America has its own turbulent history of causes, effects, and remedies, from debtor's prison to the War on Poverty, from Social Darwinism to food stamps. This in-depth encyclopedia covers the entire history of American poverty from every angle—historical, social, cultural, political, spiritual, and literary. How has poverty been defined in America? What has been done to prevent it? How have minority groups been affected? How has the church reacted? And what, if anything, can be done to eliminate it? Poverty in America covers these issues in vivid detail, from the colonial period to the Industrial Revolution to the global economy of the 21st century. Impactful primary document excerpts from key periods throughout American history are also included, providing firsthand accounts from all sides of the issue. A chronology of events and an extensive bibliography round out this fascinating work.

Rural Poverty in America

Rural Poverty in America Book
Author : Cynthia M. Duncan
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780865690141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This timely, needed volume focuses on the 9 million people in the U.S. living in poverty in rural settings. Rural poverty is not confined to one section of the country or to on ethnic group. It is a national problem, and the resolution of hidden America's persistent economic plight will depend on a better understanding of who is poor and why. This book's clear, authoritative chapters describe the declining opportunities available in rural areas--- including the social, educational, and political factors that so often pose barriers to economic advancement. economic plight will now depend on a better understanding of who is poor and why. This book's clear, authoritative chapters describe the declining opportunities available in rural areas--including the social, educational, and political factors that so often pose barriers to economic advancement.

Reducing Poverty in America

Reducing Poverty in America Book
Author : Michael R. Darby
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This challenging volume reflects the breadth of the debate over the existence of poverty in the United States and what can be done to eradicate it. With contributions from 21 distinguished social scientists and policy analysts, the book represents the diversity of ideas on how to effectively reduce the social ills of poverty, welfare dependency and the `underclass'. Four areas of focus in anti-poverty efforts are examined in depth: education, community empowerment, job training and social intervention.

Ending Poverty in America

Ending Poverty in America Book
Author : John Edwards,Marion Crain,Arne L. Kalleberg
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2009-06-09
ISBN : 1595587322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An “engrossing collection of rigorously researched articles” from Elizabeth Warren, Jared Bernstein, William Julius Wilson, and more (Publishers Weekly). Can the wealthiest nation in the world do anything to combat the steadily rising numbers of Americans living in poverty—or the tens of millions of Americans living in “near poverty”? In this book, some of the country’s most prominent scholars, businesspeople, and community activists answer with a resounding yes. Published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading anti-poverty centers, Ending Poverty in America brings together respected social scientists, journalists, neighborhood organizers, and business leaders—both liberal and conservative—to tackle hot-button issues such as job creation, schools, housing, and family-friendly social policy, offering a template for a renewed public debate and a genuine effort to confront this urgent issue that undermines the long-term security of our nation. Contributors include: Jared Bernstein, Anita Brown-Graham, Carol Mendez Cassell, Richard Freeman, Angela Glover-Blackwell, Jacob Hacker, Harry Holzer, Jack F. Kemp, Ronald Mincy, Katherine S. Newman, Melvin L. Oliver, Dennis Orthner, David K. Shipler, Beth Shulman, Michael A. Stegman, Elizabeth Warren, William Julius Wilson.

New Faces of American Poverty The

New Faces of American Poverty  The Book
Author : Timothy J. Essenburg
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-01-15
ISBN : 1610691822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.

Economic opportunity and poverty in America

Economic opportunity and poverty in America Book
Author : United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Steven Pressman
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sizable paragraphs describe books and articles written over the past century in a wide range of disciplines that deal with the measurement, causes, and consequences of poverty in the US. The chapters slice different ways, some considering history and welfare measures, others examining specific groups, such as children, minorities, and residents of ghettos and rural areas. Indexed only by name. Co-published with Salem Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Poverty and the Government in America

Poverty and the Government in America Book
Author : Jyotsna Sreenivasan
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781598841688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia" looks at one of the most important and controversial issues in U.S. history. Debated vigorously every election year, poverty is a topic that no politician at any level of government can escape. Ranging from colonial times to the New Deal, from Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty to welfare reform and beyond, it is the only encyclopedia focused exclusively on policy initiatives aimed at underprivileged citizens and the impact of those initiatives on the nation. "Poverty and the Government in America" offers over 170 entries on policies implemented to alleviate poverty--their historic contexts, rationales, and legacies. The encyclopedia also features separate essays on how poverty has been addressed at federal, state, local, and Native American tribal levels throughout U.S. history. Complimented by a richly detailed chronology and a wealth of primary documents, these features help readers grasp both the broad contours of government efforts to fight poverty and the details and results of specific policies.

Wealth and Poverty in America

Wealth and Poverty in America Book
Author : Dalton Conley
Publisher : Blackwell Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780631231806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Wealth and Poverty in America" is an accessible collection of over 20 important essays on the complex relationship between the rich and poor in the United States. It first presents classic and contemporary selections that form theories of where wealth comes from and why wealth tends to concentrate in the hands of the few. This set of readings deals with wealth at a more systematic, rather than individual, level. Next, the book deals with the question of why certain individuals - based on position in the economy, or accident of birth - can expect to have greater or lesser chances of being rich (or poor), and how inequality gets reproduced. It goes on to offer a series of the most important classic and contemporary readings that focus on the life of the upper class and the daily experience of being poor in America. The final section opens up the question of what is possible in terms of the distribution of material rewards in America.

Race Poverty and American Cities

Race  Poverty  and American Cities Book
Author : John Charles Boger,Judith Welch Wegner
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780807845783
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Precise connections between race, poverty, and the condition of America's cities are drawn in this collection of seventeen essays. Policymakers and scholars from a variety of disciplines analyze the plight of the urban poor since the riots of the 1960s an

American Poverty in a New Era of Reform

American Poverty in a New Era of Reform Book
Author : Harrell R. Rodgers
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780765615954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edition provides a comprehensive examination of the extent, causes, effects, and costs of American poverty nearly ten years after the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Sigurd R. Nilsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Joan Axelrod-Contrada
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2010-01-15
ISBN : 9780761445456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Huge issues confront America today: among them health care, poverty, and the place of religion in government. with the nation on the brink of changes, it's more important than ever before for students to understand what led to these problems and why people in power disagree about what caused them and, therefore, how to solve them. More important, the books in Controversy! give students a way to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on these issues, and may help them become part of the solution.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America Book
Author : Max J Skidmore
Publisher : Westphalia Press
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 9781633912700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Poverty in America too often goes unnoticed, and disregarded. This perhaps results from America's general level of prosperity along with a fairly widespread notion that conditions inevitably are better in the USA than elsewhere. Political rhetoric frequently enforces such an erroneous notion: "the poor live better in America than the middle class elsewhere," "America has the best health care in the world," "income inequality is a sign of 'freedom'," and the like. With American poverty increasing, social mobility decreasing, and income inequality growing it has become urgent that our society direct its attention to poverty as one of the country's most troublesome issues. Poverty and Public Policy helps to focus that attention worldwide; this book, Poverty in America will help to emphasize the issue in this country. Max J. Skidmore (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he is University of Missouri Curators' Professor of Political Science, and Thomas Jefferson Fellow. He has been Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer in India, where he was Director of the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad, and has been Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over two dozen works on numerous topics, including Social Security and its Enemies (1999), Securing America's Future: A Bold Plan to Preserve and Expand Social Security (2008), Bulwarks Against Poverty: Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act (2014), and Presidents, Pandemics, and Politics (forthcoming, 2016).

The Rich and the Rest of Us

The Rich and the Rest of Us Book
Author : Tavis Smiley,Cornel West
Publisher : Smiley Books
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781401940638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an analysis of the recent increase of poverty in the United States, even among the middle class, describing twelve steps that can be undertaken to give the poor more equitable access to housing, education, and health care.