Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: John Iceland
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2003-10
ISBN: 0520239598
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Excerpt:

"This volume is an excellent overview of the dimensions and sources of American poverty. John Iceland combines statistical data, theoretical arguments, and historical information in a book that is highly readable and will very likely become a standard reference for students of poverty."—William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears "In just a few short pages, Iceland brings anyone--lay reader, student, professional researcher--up to speed on the major issues and debates about poverty in America. With succinct and engaging prose, Poverty in America covers the gamut--from theoretical issues to measurement to history to public policy--better than any other book out there right now."—Dalton Conley, author of Honky "Must reading on a tough and important topic. With some answers that may surprise, Iceland sorts out competing theories of why people are poor in the richest country in the world. His book should motivate every reader--policy maker, researcher, citizen-- to think hard about what it means to be poor today and how our society can best reduce the hardship and poverty still with us."—Constance F. Citro, National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

Poverty in America

Poverty in America
Author: Tamara Thompson
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN: 0737771844
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in America Book Excerpt:

An estimated 43.1 million Americans live in poverty. While the government strives to have resources for citizens troubled by poverty, many Americans feel there is not enough being done. This edition explores issues related to poverty in America. Article topics include whether or not poverty is a growing problem in the United Sates, its causes, and ways to reduce poverty for Americans.

Measuring Poverty in America

Measuring Poverty in America
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Atlas of Poverty in America

An Atlas of Poverty in America
Author: Amy Glasmeier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN: 131772142X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Atlas of Poverty in America Book Excerpt:

Persistant poverty has long been one of America's most pressing and intractable problems. According to some estimates, by 2003, almost twenty-five percent of the America's countries had per-capita incomes below one half the national average, high unemployment, low labour force participation rates, and a high dependency on government transfer payments - all measures of economic distress. An Atlas of Poverty in America shows how and where America's regional development patterns have become more uneven, and graphically illustrates the increasing number of communities falling behind the national economic average. Readers will be able to use this Atlas to see how major events and trends have impacted the scope and extent of American poverty in the past half-century:economic globalization, the rise of the sunbelt, decline of the welfare state, and the civil rights movement. Also includes 195 colour maps.

Economic opportunity and poverty in America

Economic opportunity and poverty in America
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the American Rural South

Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the American Rural South
Author: Christine Crudo Blackburn,Macey Lively
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 1498593879
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the American Rural South Book Excerpt:

In Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the American Rural South, Christine Crudo Blackburn and Macey T. Lively study regions of the United States rarely acknowledged by the average American. These are regions of extreme poverty in the rural American South where a mixture of historical discrimination, structural discrimination, lack of opportunities, and decaying infrastructure conspire to create an environment conducive to chronic, debilitating diseases known as Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Blackburn and Lively explore the conditions that allow NTDs to thrive in a wealthy nation like the United States when such diseases are typically associated with the poorest communities in Africa, Asia, and South America. Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases pulls back the curtain on the reality of poverty and disease in America and tell the story of failing sanitation infrastructure, the lack of clean water, the inability to access healthcare, and the lack of financial security through the eyes of those living it every day.

America s Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century

America   s Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century
Author: James T. Patterson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2000-09-29
ISBN: 0674266412
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.

American Poverty

American Poverty
Author: Woody Klein
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1612341942
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Poverty Book Excerpt:

Analyzes efforts to eliminate poverty during each U.S. president's administration from George Washington to Barack Obama, looking at why no president has been able to end poverty and challenges each has faced in his quest to do so.

Race Poverty and American Cities

Race  Poverty  and American Cities
Author: John Charles Boger,Judith Welch Wegner
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780807845783
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Poverty and American Cities Book Excerpt:

Precise connections between race, poverty, and the condition of America's cities are drawn in this collection of seventeen essays. Policymakers and scholars from a variety of disciplines analyze the plight of the urban poor since the riots of the 1960s an

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America
Author: James Jennings
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780275949532
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America Book Excerpt:

A guide to the key issues and writings on urban poverty in contemporary America.

Poverty and Wealth in America

Poverty and Wealth in America
Author: Harold L. Sheppard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economic assistance, Domestic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poverty and Wealth in America

Poverty and Wealth in America
Author: Harold Lloyd Sheppard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economic assistance, Domestic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Persistent Poverty In Rural America

Persistent Poverty In Rural America
Author: Rural Sociological Society
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 1000315819
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persistent Poverty In Rural America Book Excerpt:

A team of anthropologists, economists, geographers, political scientists, social workers, and sociologists examine the leading explanations for why poverty persists in rural America. Their findings discredit established theories such as the culture of poverty and suggest new explanations for rural poverty and new directions for antipoverty programs

America s Struggle Against Poverty 1900 1985

America s Struggle Against Poverty  1900 1985
Author: James T. Patterson,Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus James T Patterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Redrawing the Poverty Line

Redrawing the Poverty Line
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Food relief
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The War on Poverty as it Affects Older Americans

The War on Poverty as it Affects Older Americans
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Older people
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poverty Among America s Aged

Poverty Among America s Aged
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Older people
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Margaret Grosh,Maurizio Bussolo,Samuel Freije
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-18
ISBN: 1464802432
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

Using data from household and labor force surveys, this study documents the effects of the 2008–09 global financial crisis on poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, the social protection policy responses activated, and a macro-micro modeling of crisis/no-crisis scenarios for Mexico and Brazil.

Poverty and Health A Crisis Among America s Most Vulnerable 2 volumes

Poverty and Health  A Crisis Among America s Most Vulnerable  2 volumes
Author: Kevin Michael Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1440802645
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Health A Crisis Among America s Most Vulnerable 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans. • Covers the plight of those most vulnerable in our current health care system, including the elderly, homeless people, and low-income minority youth • Brings together an interdisciplinary group of authors with diversified views on the relationship between health and poverty • Provides comprehensive coverage of both physical and mental health issues affecting Americans today • Details the causes of poor health for America's poverty-stricken infants, children, adolescents, and adults

Here to Help NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America

Here to Help  NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America
Author: Robyn Eversole
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-07-08
ISBN: 1317468732
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here to Help NGOs Combating Poverty in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Over six billion dollars in developmental assistance is funneled annually through non-governmental organizations (NGOs), yet little is understood about the nature of their relationship with communities and the real impact of their work. This book examines what role NGOs really play in fighting poverty in Latin America. Expert NGO professionals and scholars explore grass-roots relationships between international religious and secular NGOs and poor communities. They probe the power structures, cultural assumptions, dangers and possibilities that underlie NGOs' work. While fighting poverty is the mission of many NGOs, most are aware that they often fail to make things better, and, in fact, may make things worse. By providing a forum for Northern and Southern NGOs, donors, scholars, and poor people themselves, this book explores the causes and cures of poverty, and presses at the boundaries of our understanding of participatory development. It identifies both internal and external factors that influence the success of NGO projects, and moves beyond standard best-practice theory to probe more deeply the relationships that underlie poverty and how these relationships can be shifted to achieve solutions.