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඼ Hardcover [ $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America ] 吾 Author Kathryn J Edin ᒟ

඼ Hardcover [ $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America ] 吾 Author Kathryn J Edin ᒟ ඼ Hardcover [ $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America ] 吾 Author Kathryn J Edin ᒟ A remarkable book that could very well change the way we think about poverty in the United States This essential book is a call to action, and one hopes it will accomplish what Michael Harringtons The Other Americans achieved in the late 1960sarousing both the nations consciousness and conscience about the plight of a growing number of invisible citizens The rise of such absolute poverty since the passage of welfare reform belies all the categorical talk about opportunity and the American dream.The New York Times Book Review With any luck calling Bernie Sanders this important book will spark election year debate over how America cares for its most vulnerable.Mother Jones Affluent Americans often cherish the belief that poverty in America is far comfortable than poverty in the rest of the world Edin and Shaefers devastating account of life at 2 or less a day blows that myth out of the water This is world class poverty at a level that should mobilize not only national alarm, but international attention.Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickeled and Dimed In 2.00 A Day, Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer reveal a shameful truth about our prosperous nation manyfar too manyget by on what many of us spend on coffee each day Its a chilling book, and should be essential reading for all of us.Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer deliver an incisive pocket history of 1990s welfare reformand then blow the lid off what has happened in the decades afterward Edins and Shaefers portraits of people in Chicago, Mississippi, Tennessee, Balti, and forced into underground, damaging survival strategies, here in first world America, are truly chilling This is income inequality in America at its most stark and most hidden.Michael Eric Dyson, author of Come Hell or High Water Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer, with compelling statistics and wrenching human stories, illustrate howwith incomes farbelow thepayof low wage jobs thatcripplesfamilies by the millionsa shocking number of Americans live in an almost unimaginable depth of poverty, with near zero incomes.We have let the bottom go out of the American economy This powerful book should be required reading for everyone.Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center and author, So Rich So Poor Why Its So Hard to End Poverty in America This searing look at extreme poverty deftly mixes policy research and heartrending narratives Mixing academic seriousness and deft journalistic storytelling, this work may well move readers to positive action Publishers Weekly, starred review An eye opening account of the lives ensnared in the new poverty cycle Kirkus Reviews A close up, heartbreaking look at rising poverty and income inequality in the U.S BooklistArevelatory accountof a kind of poverty so extreme, and so often hidden, most Americans dont think it exists Jessica Comptons family of four would have no income if she didnt donate plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee.Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna, in Chicago, have gone for days with nothing to eat other than spoiled milk After two decades of groundbreaking research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadnt seenhouseholds surviving on virtually no cash income Edin, whose deep examination of her subjects lives has turned sociology upside down Mother Jones , teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on surveys of the incomes of the poor.The two made a surprising discovery the number of American families living on 2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million American households, including about three million children But the fuller story remained to be told Where do these families live How did they get so desperately poor What do they do to survive In search of answers, Edin and Shaefer traveled across the country to speak with families living in this extreme poverty Through the books many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge a low wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hiddenlandscape ofsurvival strategies among Americas extreme poor Not just a powerful expos, 2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality. a Day Living on Almost Nothing in America by Note that s not day for food That per person everything , including and housing It fairly depressing read, obviously, albeit as shocking the authors expected Day The two made surprising discovery number of American families living person, day, has skyrocketed to one half million households, Day, Kathryn J Edin H Luke Shaefer Sep His results were Since passage TANF poverty had than doubled, reaching households early Summary reviews Edin teamed with Shaefer, an expert calculating incomes poor, discover about children Quotes Goodreads Edin, likes Like What low wage employers now seem demand are workers whose lives have infinite give dedication, little return Kathryn Nov Friends Johns Hopkins University Libraries invite you evening who will read from her newly released book is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Sociology What We re Reading A Missouri Community can be weekend but absolutely change way we view most importantly help people trying move out into sustainable it like live New Oct In latest book, she applies same analytical skills harrowing examination deep United States percent all kids under threshold was up every Daily Plan cell phone plans ATT Pay use data rate KB applies, or purchase MB Data Pass Package available expires at midnight CT afterKathryn University Timothy Nelson Working Steady Race, Low Wage Work, Family Involvement among Non Custodial Fathers Philadelphia Problem Century Racial Stratification End Wikipedia speaking Brigham Young sociologist, Princeton She specializes study welfare nation leading researchers, recognized using both quantitative research direct, depth observation illuminate key mysteries field experts rarely meet usefully defies convention York Times From late mid s, developments turned profound effects destitute States, which KathrynEdin Twitter Tweets Author, Public Health Doing Best I Can Fatherhood Inner City Kathryn, Nelson, June Hardcover KATHRYN EDIN $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

 

    • $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
    • 4.2
    • 434
    • Hardcover
    • 239 pages
    • B00QPHNUFO
    • Kathryn J Edin
    • English
    • 18 September 2017

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