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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America / Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer.

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- (Author). Shaefer, H. Luke (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"After two decades of...research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children....The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. "--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 339.46 EDI 2015 (Text) 33892100310425 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/01/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544303188 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0544303180 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references [pages (179)-199] and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welfare is dead -- Perilous work -- A room of one's own -- By any means necessary -- A world apart -- Conclusion: where, then, from here?
Summary, etc.:
"After two decades of...research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children....The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Poverty > United States
Income distribution > United States
Poor > United States > Social conditions > 21st century.

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