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Praise for the first edition:

“Highly readable. Will very likely become a standard reference for students of poverty.”—William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears

“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

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

John Iceland is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and former Branch Chief, Poverty and Health Statistics Branch, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U. S. Census Bureau.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

Preface to the Second Edition

1. Introduction

2. Early Views of Poverty in America

3. Methods of Measuring Poverty

4. Characteristics of the Poverty Population

5. Causes of Poverty

6. Why Poverty Remains High, Revisited

7. Poverty and Policy

8. Conclusion

Appendix: Data and Methods for the Analysis in Chapter 6

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520248410
Subtitle:
A Handbook
Author:
Iceland, John
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Poor -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Poverty - United States - History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20060206
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 line illustrations, 9 tables
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 17 oz

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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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