A Framework for Understanding Poverty

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RFT Pub., 1998 - Political Science - 205 pages
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Describes the educational effects of poverty, the differences between situational and generational poverty, the conflicts between the middle-class assumptions under which most schools operate and the hidden rules which children of poverty bring with them to school.

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Easy-to-read and full of profound insights. - Goodreads
Some key insights: From the introduction: 1. - Goodreads
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A concise and helpful introduction to the variation in resources (economic, emotional, physical, mental, etc.), values (what is considered ultimately important), and hidden rules of generational poverty, middle-class, and wealthy. Read full review

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This is probably the book that I recommend more than any other. It was a revelation when I read it many years ago and it still astonishes me. Poverty, middle class, and wealth are discussed everywhere, but Dr Payne makes these situations real. I have not found any other publication so clear, so insightful, so fascinating, as this one. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the problems of poverty and wealth. 

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