Understanding Poverty (Google eBook)
Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Social Science - 576 pages
In spite of an unprecedented period of growth and prosperity, the poverty rate in the United States remains high relative to the levels of the early 1970s and relative to those in many industrialized countries today. Understanding Poverty brings the problem of poverty in America to the fore, focusing on its nature and extent at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
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I Trends and Determinants of Poverty Inequality and Mobility
II The Evolution of Antipoverty Policies
III Neighborhoods Groups and Communities
IV Concluding Thoughts
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