In this thoroughly revised edition of poverty in america iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining why poverty remains pervasive what it means to be poor in america today which groups are most likely to be poor the root causes of poverty and the effects of policy on poverty this new edition also includes completely updated data and extended discussions of poverty in the context . A handbook publisher it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living growing income inequality and the great recession have made the problem worse in this thoroughly revised edition of poverty in america iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining why poverty remains pervasive what it means to be poor in america today which groups are most likely to . This volume is an excellent overview of the dimensions and sources of american poverty john iceland combines statistical data theoretical arguments and historical information in a book that is highly readable and will very likely become a standard reference for students of poverty william julius wilson author of when work disappears in just a few short pages iceland brings anyone . Poverty in america a handbook 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
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