$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America
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|Kirtland Community College Library||HC 110 .P6 E35 2015||30775305496284||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780544303188 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0544303180 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780544303249 (ebooks)
xxiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Welfare is dead -- Perilous work -- A room of one's own -- By any means necessary -- A world apart -- Where, then, from here?|
|Summary, etc.:||"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. "--|
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