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ISBN10: 0520933044 ISBN13: 9780520933040 DDC: 339.4/60973 LCC: HC110


Provides a comprehensive picture of poverty in America. This book 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.


Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Second Edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Early Views of Poverty in America; 3. Methods of Measuring Poverty; 4. Characteristics of the Poverty Population; 5. Causes of Poverty; 6. Why Poverty Remains High, Revisited; 7. Poverty and Policy; 8. Conclusion; Appendix: Data and Methods for the Analysis in Chapter 6; Notes; References; Index; Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.


  • LCC: HC110
  • Dewey Decimal: 339.4/60973

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  • Physical Description: 225 p.


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