By Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Jessica Compton’s kin of 4 may haven't any money source of revenue except she donated plasma two times per week at her neighborhood donation middle in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago frequently don't have any nutrients yet spoiled milk on weekends.
Read Online or Download $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America PDF
Similar poverty books
Make your individual video games utilizing DirectX 10 and C++ with final online game Programming with DirectX, moment version. Written for skilled programmers who are looking to study DirectX 10 and the way to use it to online game construction, this booklet is going in-depth with DirectX 10 and every of its subsystems. all the pieces of the gamedevelopment strategy is roofed and you may practice your present game-development abilities to the hot thoughts and instruments lined within the publication.
`This is a vital e-book creating a convincing case that structural components are of the most important value in filtering the influence of progress on poverty. A winning improvement approach must deal with those structural components on the kingdom point and adjust them for you to take higher good thing about the aptitude advantages of globalization in lowering poverty.
In supply a guy a Fish James Ferguson examines the increase of social welfare courses in southern Africa, within which states make money funds to their low source of revenue voters. greater than thirty percentage of South Africa's inhabitants obtain such funds, whilst pundits in different places proclaim the neoliberal dying of the welfare kingdom.
- The Politics of Inequality: A Political History of the Idea of Economic Inequality in America
- The State of Working America (12th Edition) (An Economic Policy Institute Book)
- An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory
- Do the Poor Count?: Democratic Institutions and Accountability in a Context of Poverty
- The Spectatorship of Suffering
- Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: A Sourcebook for Health Professionals: Foundational Module on Poverty
Additional info for $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Was the landmark welfare reform of 1996 partly to blame? Were these families completely detached from the world of work? Or were they enmeshed in a low-wage labor market that was itself somehow prompting spells of extreme destitution? How was it even possible to live without cash in modern America? What were families in $2-a-day poverty doing to survive? And were these strategies different from those poor families had been using prior to welfare reform, when AFDC still offered such families a cash cushion against extreme destitution?
In each of these places, we looked for families with children who had spent at least three months living on a cash income of less than $2 per person, per day. In most cases, these spells of such dire poverty proved to be much longer. We visited with these families over the course of many months—and, in some cases, years—talking with them frequently, sharing meals, and observing their daily lives. As common themes emerged from their stories—such as their surprisingly high level of attachment to the formal labor market and the frequency with which doubling up with family or friends precipitated a spell of $2-a-day poverty—we looked back to the SIPP and to other sources of data to see if we could see them there as well.
Or were they enmeshed in a low-wage labor market that was itself somehow prompting spells of extreme destitution? How was it even possible to live without cash in modern America? What were families in $2-a-day poverty doing to survive? And were these strategies different from those poor families had been using prior to welfare reform, when AFDC still offered such families a cash cushion against extreme destitution? What was so indispensable about cash—as opposed to in-kind resources such as SNAP—for families trying to survive in twenty-first-century America?