One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All / Edition 1

One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All / Edition 1

by Mark Robert Rank
     
 

Rank, who teaches social work at Washington U. in St. Louis, has spent a lot of time studying the state of being poor. Here he unravels the paradox of why one of the world's wealthiest nations leads the industrialized world in poverty. He debunks many common myths Americans hold about the poor, showing that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in the US… See more details below

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Rank, who teaches social work at Washington U. in St. Louis, has spent a lot of time studying the state of being poor. Here he unravels the paradox of why one of the world's wealthiest nations leads the industrialized world in poverty. He debunks many common myths Americans hold about the poor, showing that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in the US economic structure and political policy failures rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. In fact, he finds, a significant proportion of Americans will experience poverty in their lifetimes. He also provides a framework for addressing the problem. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189728
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/29/2005
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
586,196
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Nature of American Poverty
1Disturbing Contrasts
2Below the Line
3Poverty as a Structural Failing
Pt. IIA Cause for Concern
4In Our Self Interest
5True to Values
6Essence of Citizenship
Pt. IIICreating A Fundamental Change
7A New Paradigm
8Future Directions
9From the Ground Up
App. A: Sources of Data
App. B: Additional Life Table Analyses
Bibliography

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