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Atlas of Poverty in America: One Nation, Pulling Apart, 1960-2003

Atlas of Poverty in America: One Nation, Pulling Apart, 1960-2003

by Amy Glasmeier


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415953367
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

History of the Atlas Project
Why an Atlas about Poverty?; Point of Departure; How We Define Poverty in This Atlas; Poverty Thresholds; Evolution of the Poverty Measure; Measuring Poverty Today; The Practical Side of Poverty Measurement; Strengths and Weaknesses of the Official Poverty Measure; Additional Metrics of Opportunity
How to Read This Atlas
Unit of Analysis; How to Interpret the Maps
Basics of Poverty
Introduction:The Paradox of Poverty in America
The Demography of Poverty: Starting in the 1950s; The Geography of Poverty; Poverty Forty Years Later: What Progress Has Been Made?; Why Has the Poverty Rate Declined Since the 1960s?; Why Are People Poor?
Lived Experiences
Children: Poverty in America Starts with Children
The Demographics of Poverty; The Geography of Poverty; Declining Protections: The Absence of Basic Needs; Child Poverty Linked to Work that Fails to Pay a Living Wage; Geography of the Working Poor; Government Provides Little Help; The Future
Women: Often Poor, Vulnerable, and Lacking Access
to Basic Needs
Why Are Women Poor?: The Work Connection; The Geography of Poverty
Black Families at Risk
The Demographics of Poverty; Why Are Blacks More Likely to be Poor than Whites?; Employment and Wage Levels Affect Family Income; Access to Income and Wealth Differs by Race; Geography of Black Family Poverty
Black Male Incarceration: Impacts on the Family
Hard Work and Low Pay Define the Lives of Hispanic Americans
The Geography of Hispanic Americans; Working Hard Yields Low Returns for Hispanic Americans; The Geography of Hispanic Poverty
Elderly: Social Programs Keep Many Out of Poverty
Social Security Lifts Many Out ofPoverty; The Demography of Elderly Poverty; Poverty Rate Fails to Capture the True Cost of Living; Geography of Poverty
Working But Poor
The Demography of the Working Poor; The Geography of the Working Poor
The Lived Experience of the Wealthy in America
Geography of Wealth
History of Poverty
Poverty in the 1960s
What It Meant to be Poor in the 1960s; Poverty Level Income Insufficient to Cover the Essentials; The Demography of Poverty; The Geography of Poverty
Poverty in 1970
Poverty in 1980
Poverty in 1990
Poverty in 2000
Distressed Regions
Appalachia: A Land Apart in a Wealthy Nation
Poverty in the Region; Family, Elderly, and Child Poverty; Poverty and Race; Education; Median Household Income; Central Appalachia Lacks Plumbing and Phone Service
The Mississippi Delta: Plantation Legacy of Slow Growth,
Racism, and Severe Inequality
The Heritage of Cotton; Cotton in the Delta Today; Poverty in the Delta; Black Poverty; Child Poverty; Family Poverty; High School Completion; Income in the Delta
First Nation Poverty: Lost Lands, Lost Prosperity
Native American Poverty is Evident Throughout the Nation; Native American Children are at High Risk of Living in Poverty; Native Americans at Risk: Poor Health and Susceptibility to Disease End Life Early; Housing Conditions are a Tragedy; Economic Circumstances of Native Americans; Education Continues to Lag; The Impact of Gaming
The Border Region: Where the Global and the Local Meet
Poverty in the Region; Child Poverty Along the Border; Elderly; Family Poverty; Female-headed Households Compared with All Families; Hispanic Poverty; High School Completion; Unemployment; Income in the Region; Housing Conditions Below National Standards
Rural Poverty in America
The Geography of Rural Poverty in 1970; The Demography of Poverty in Rural Communities in 1970; The Elderly; African Americans; Hispanics; Families; Female-headed Households; Rural Poverty in 2000; Summary
Segregation: A Nation Spatially Divided
Patterns of Racial and Regional Segregation; Percent Blacks versus Whites in Metro Areas, 2000; The Roots of Segregation; Hispanic Segregation
History of Poverty Policy
American Poverty Policy from the 1930s to 2004
From the 1930s to the 1950s; The 1960s; From the 1960s into the 1970s; The 1980s; The 1990s; Policy Today
Graphical Sources

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