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Title:
$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America
Author:
Edin, Kathryn J.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"After two decades of...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....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. "--
Language:
English
Contents:
Welfare is dead -- Perilous work -- A room of one's own -- By any means necessary -- A world apart -- Where, then, from here?
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ISBN:
9780544303188
Format :
Book