Millions have entered poverty as a result of the Great Recession's terrible toll of long-term unemployment. Kristin S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham examine recent trends in poverty and assess the performance of America's "safety net" programs. They consider likely scenarios for future developments and conclude that the well-being of low-income Americans, particularly the working poor, the near poor, and the new poor, is at substantial risk despite economic recovery.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
Kristen S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham have produced a thorough and enlightening survey of the impact and legacy of the Great Recession on low-income Americans, and the 'safety net' of philanthropic and government programmes on which they rely. . . . [Their] prose remains accessible and readable even whilst negotiating an array of statistics and complex layers of state and federal government programmes. * Journal of American Studies *
The Kristin Seefeldt and John Graham primer on the state of America's poor in the wake of the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 cuts through Beltway theater and provides a clear picture of the magnitude of poverty of the United States as well as the patchwork nature of social services targeting the poor. * Journal of Policy Analysis and Management *
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