Poverty in America: A Handbook, With a 2012 Preface / Edition 3

Poverty in America: A Handbook, With a 2012 Preface / Edition 3

by John Iceland
     
 


"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."—William Julius Wilson

"In just a few short pages, Iceland brings anyone--lay reader, student, professional researcher--up to speed on the major issues and

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"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."—William Julius Wilson

"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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520273009
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Edition description:
With a 2012 Preface
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Preface to the 2012 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

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