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

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

Label
$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America
Title
$2.00 a day
Title remainder
living on almost nothing in America
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Title variation
Two dollars a day
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant 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. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has "turned sociology upside down" (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich -- and truthful -- interviews. Through the book's many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. 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. More than a powerful expose, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality"--
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1962-
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Edin, Kathryn
Dewey number
339.4/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
E343 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Shaefer, H. Luke
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Poverty
  • Income distribution
  • Poor
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welfare is dead -- Perilous work -- A room of one's own -- By any means necessary -- A world apart -- Conclusion: where, then, from here?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544303249
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F1544F63-86A2-43BE-B818-09A546B6BB94
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918995839
  • (OCoLC)ocn918995839
Label
$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welfare is dead -- Perilous work -- A room of one's own -- By any means necessary -- A world apart -- Conclusion: where, then, from here?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544303249
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F1544F63-86A2-43BE-B818-09A546B6BB94
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918995839
  • (OCoLC)ocn918995839

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