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

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$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
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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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shaefer, H. Luke
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  • Poverty
  • Income distribution
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780544811959
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2015004337
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  • 224813
  • (HPL)vtls005563998
Label
$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-199) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780544811959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015004337
System control number
  • 224813
  • (HPL)vtls005563998

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