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American poverty

Woody Klein

American poverty

presidential failures and a call to action

by Woody Klein

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Published by Potomac Books in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic policy,
  • Poverty,
  • History,
  • Government policy,
  • Domestic Economic assistance

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-206) and index.

    StatementWoody Klein ; foreword by William J. vanden Heuvel
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC110.P6 K547 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 219 p.
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27150574M
    ISBN 101612341942
    ISBN 109781612341941
    LC Control Number2012040611
    OCLC/WorldCa795759559

    Poverty In America Words | 6 Pages. Poverty in America America. The land of hopes and dreams, where everyone can live free and happy. But, to Million U.S citizens, that isn’t the case whatsoever. Million is the number of innocent civilians who suffer the cold lifestyle of poverty.   When Michael Harrington’s classic book, The Other America, called attention to America’s general poverty rate of about 25% in , Washington developed social programs that brought the rate.

    Poverty, the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material y is said to exist when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs. In this context, the identification of poor people first requires a determination of what constitutes basic needs. These may be defined as narrowly as “those necessary for survival” or as .   Introduction Next week the United States Census Bureau will release its annual report on "poverty" stating, as it has for many years, that there are some 31 million to 32 million poor Americans, a.

    The official poverty rate, first adopted in , identified million Americans (15 percent of the population) in poverty in There was little change in the poverty rate from , after three years of consecutive increases. Poverty rates for subgroups of the population differ widely. It’s an injustice that is compounded 40 million times over—in the life and the plight of every American living in poverty at this moment. Saturday, Decem


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