Poverty in America: A Handbook
In a remarkably concise, readable, and accessible format, John Iceland provides a comprehensive picture of poverty in America, He shows how poverty is measured and understood and how it has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with poverty as a political issue and an economic reality. This edition has been updated and includes a new preface.
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Early Views of Poverty in America
Methods of Measuring Poverty
Characteristics of the Poverty Population
Causes of Poverty
Why Poverty Remains High Revisited
Poverty and Policy
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