Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: John Iceland
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2003-10
ISBN 10: 9780520239593
ISBN 13: 0520239598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Review:

"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
Author: Stephen Pimpare
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 1595586962
ISBN 13: 9781595586964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of Poverty in America Book Review:

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.

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America
Author: Elizabeth Kneebone,Alan Berube
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 0815723911
ISBN 13: 9780815723912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America Book Review:

It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty "in place" meant focusing resources in the inner city and in rural areas. The suburbs were seen as home to middle- and upper-class families—affluent commuters and homeowners looking for good schools and safe communities in which to raise their kids. But today's America is a very different place. Poverty is no longer just an urban or rural problem, but increasingly a suburban one as well. In Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube take on the new reality of metropolitan poverty and opportunity in America. After decades in which suburbs added poor residents at a faster pace than cities, the 2000s marked a tipping point. Suburbia is now home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country and more than half of the metropolitan poor. However, the antipoverty infrastructure built over the past several decades does not fit this rapidly changing geography. As Kneebone and Berube cogently demonstrate, the solution no longer fits the problem. The spread of suburban poverty has many causes, including shifts in affordable housing and jobs, population dynamics, immigration, and a struggling economy. The phenomenon raises several daunting challenges, such as the need for more (and better) transportation options, services, and financial resources. But necessity also produces opportunity—in this case, the opportunity to rethink and modernize services, structures, and procedures so that they work in more scaled, cross-cutting, and resource-efficient ways to address widespread need. This book embraces that opportunity. Kneebone and Berube paint a new picture of poverty in America as well as the best ways to combat it. Confronting Suburban Poverty in America offers a series of workable recommendations for public, private, and nonprofit leaders seeking to modernize poverty alleviation and community development strategies and connect residents with economic opportunity. The authors highlight efforts in metro areas where local leaders are learning how to do more with less and adjusting their approaches to address the metropolitan scale of poverty—for example, integrating services and service delivery, collaborating across sectors and jurisdictions, and using data-driven and flexible funding strategies. "We believe the goal of public policy must be to provide all families with access to communities, whether in cities or suburbs, that offer a high quality of life and solid platform for upward mobility over time. Understanding the new reality of poverty in metropolitan America is a critical step toward realizing that goal."—from Chapter One

Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: Catherine Reef
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438108117
ISBN 13: 9781438108117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Review:

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
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000013303044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ending Poverty in America

Ending Poverty in America
Author: John Edwards,Marion Crain,Arne L. Kalleberg
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 1595587322
ISBN 13: 9781595587329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Poverty in America Book Review:

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.

Reading Poverty in America

Reading Poverty in America
Author: Patrick Shannon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1317935780
ISBN 13: 9781317935780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Poverty in America Book Review:

In this book Shannon’s major premise remains the same as his 1998 Reading Poverty: Poverty has everything to do with American public schooling–how it is theorized, how it is organized, and how it runs. Competing ideological representations of poverty underlie school assumptions about intelligence, character, textbook content, lesson formats, national standards, standardized achievement tests, and business/school partnerships and frame our considerations of each. In this new edition, Shannon provides an update of the ideological struggles to name and respond to poverty through the design, content, and pedagogy of reading education, showing how, through their representations and framing, advocates of liberal, conservative, and neoliberal interpretations attempt the ideological practice of teaching the public who they are, what they should know, and what they should value about equality, civic society, and reading. For those who decline these offers, Shannon presents radical democratic interpretations of the relationship between poverty and reading education that position the poor, the public, students, and teachers as agents in redistribution of economic, cultural, and political capital in the United States.

Poverty in America An Encyclopedia

Poverty in America  An Encyclopedia
Author: Russell M. Lawson,Benjamin A. Lawson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-07-30
ISBN 10: 031335023X
ISBN 13: 9780313350238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America An Encyclopedia Book Review:

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.

The Other America

The Other America
Author: Michael Harrington
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1997-08
ISBN 10: 068482678X
ISBN 13: 9780684826783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other America Book Review:

Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program

New Faces of American Poverty The

New Faces of American Poverty  The
Author: Timothy J. Essenburg
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 935
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN 10: 1610691822
ISBN 13: 9781610691826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Faces of American Poverty The Book Review:

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.

Rural Poverty in America

Rural Poverty in America
Author: Cynthia M. Duncan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780865690141
ISBN 13: 0865690146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Poverty in America Book Review:

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.

Policies to Address Poverty in America

Policies to Address Poverty in America
Author: Melissa Kearney,Benjamin Harris
Publsiher: The Hamilton Project
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 0815726473
ISBN 13: 9780815726470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policies to Address Poverty in America Book Review:

One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in povertyÊnot only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate education opportunities at all levels, and a high chance of crime and victimization. Given this growing social, economic, and political concern, The Hamilton Project at Brookings asked academic experts to develop policy proposals confronting the various challenges of AmericaÕs poorest citizens, and to introduce innovative approaches to addressing poverty.ÊWhen combined, the scope and impact of these proposals has the potential to vastly improve the lives of the poor. The resulting 14 policy memos are included in The Hamilton ProjectÕs Policies to Address Poverty in America. The main areas of focus include promoting early childhood development, supporting disadvantaged youth, building worker skills, and improving safety net and work support.

Reducing Poverty in America

Reducing Poverty in America
Author: Michael R. Darby
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031837365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: Max J Skidmore
Publsiher: Westphalia Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781633912700
ISBN 13: 1633912701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Review:

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 American Way of Poverty

The American Way of Poverty
Author: Sasha Abramsky
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10: 1568589557
ISBN 13: 9781568589558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Way of Poverty Book Review:

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty. It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.

Living and Working in Poverty in Latin America

Living and Working in Poverty in Latin America
Author: María Eugenia Rausky,Mariana Chaves
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 3030009017
ISBN 13: 9783030009014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living and Working in Poverty in Latin America Book Review:

This edited volume studies the complex interrelation of poverty, work, and different stages in the life course, and how it contributes to the permanent existence of poverty and inequality in vulnerable groups in society. Mechanisms of productions and reproduction of these relationships are identified through empirical research carried out in four Latin American countries: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba. This book centers on the experiences of individuals in those less favored social groups who may have suffered structural poverty for decades, or who may have been simply deprived of a basic income to cover their most essential needs.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: Daniel T. Lichter,Martha L. Crowley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011388128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unhealthy Cities

Unhealthy Cities
Author: Kevin Fitzpatrick,Mark LaGory
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136915281
ISBN 13: 9781136915284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unhealthy Cities Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to show the important role that space and place plays in the health of urban residents, particularly those living in high poverty ghettos. The book brings together research and writing from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate the health costs of being poor in America’s cities. Both authors are committed to raising awareness of structural factors that promote poverty and injustice in a society that proclaims its commitment to equality of opportunity. Our health is often dramatically affected by where we live; some parts of the city seem to be designed to make people sick. The book is intended for students and professionals in urban sociology, medical sociology, public health, and community planning.

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America
Author: James Jennings
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780275949846
ISBN 13: 0275949842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America Book Review:

A guide to the key issues and writings on urban poverty in contemporary America.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: Steven Pressman
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032572144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Review:

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