What is poverty? Who is at risk? What myths about poverty are pervasive in the United States? This textbook explores the contemporary realities and perceptions of poverty in America since 1908. The authors bring together theoretical empirical and clinical knowledge using reader-friendly and jargon-free language to discuss public and private approaches to poverty and how interest groups influence policies. Professors Giffords and Garber examine the varying ideologies of poverty and analyze the impact of it has on specific at-risk populations including people who are homeless persons with disabilities immigrants and refugees individuals with co-occurring disorders and veterans and military families. This book challenges stereotypes and describes actionable interventions that can help change the face of poverty for the better.
- defines poverty and social welfare in historical and contemporary contexts from multiple perspectives
- relevant case studies along with additional resources and Internet links to help further understanding
- thorough treatment of employment-related policies
- practical interventions at the micro mezzo and macro levels
- discussion questions for full lectures small groups or personal reflection on specific topics
Publisher: Lyceum Books Inc.,U.S.
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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