The New Faces of American Poverty [2 volumes]: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession (Hardback)
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The New Faces of American Poverty [2 volumes]: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession (Hardback)

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Hardback 935 Pages / Published: 15/01/2014
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A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.


* Offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the Great Recession on poverty rates across 21 distinct demographic groups, including immigrants, children, seniors, veterans, and various racial and ethnic groups

* Provides a basis for understanding the causes of the economic crises and the impact on the daily lives of individuals, families, and groups

* Includes more than 20 contributing writers from universities and anti-poverty programs from across the country

* Presents charts and graphics to illustrate key aspects of the Great Recession

* Examines multiple groups in society in terms of how they have been affected by the Great Recession, rather than being limited to one or two segments of the population

* Looks across multiple regions in terms of groups, segments of the economy, and political trends

* Provides secondary looks past the first group boundaries to delve deeper into the circumstances of those whose circumstances have drastically changed by the Great Recession

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610691819
Number of pages: 935
Weight: 2291 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 69 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Editors Hanson and Essenburg offer a timely reference guide to the development and consequences of the great recession with respect to poverty in the United States. . . . The editors have assembled a highly qualified group of 23 contributors who make this volume an excellent starting point for research on poverty during and after the great recession. . . . Recommended." - Choice
"In this work, editors Hanson and Essenburg wade into the muddied waters with a fascinating, eye-opening resource marked by sound research and lucid analysis. . . . The editors have avoided the slippery slope into politically charged argumentation and provide high school and undergraduates with a balanced, well-conceived survey of America's most imperative social issue." - Booklist, Starred Review
"The chapters are well written, using many reliable sources to discuss the topics. . . . [C]aptures the reason for the great recession and has some suggestions for going forward. . . . [A] good place to start studying the topic." - ARBA
"The New Faces of American Poverty is a very clearly written, data-rich encyclopedia . . . This is an expansive yet succinct telling of a very complex story. . . . This is an important addition to any reference collection." - Reference Reviews

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