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The new faces of American poverty : a reference guide to the great recession

Author: Lindsey K Hanson; Timothy J Essenburg
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey K Hanson; Timothy J Essenburg
ISBN: 9781610691819 1610691814 9781610691826 1610691822
OCLC Number: 840465033
Description: 2 volumes (xxiv, 935 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: Preface --
Introduction: why care about poverty? --
Section 1: The Great Recession: What happened? --
Introduction to section 1 --
Global downturn --
Great Recession vs. Great Depression --
Housing Crisis --
Policy, fiscal (The federal government) --
Policy, monetary (The Federal Reserve) --
Section 2: Why is there poverty, and how is poverty measured? --
Introduction to section 2 --
Causes and types of poverty --
Economic insecurity --
Measurement of poverty --
U.S. poverty rate in the Great Recession --
Section 3: How did the Great Recession affect poverty rates for demographic groups? --
Introduction to section 3 --
African Americans --
Age 17 or under (children) --
Age 18-34 (young adults) --
Age 35-64 (adults) --
Age 65 plus (senior citizens) --
Asian Americans --
Disability status --
Economic status, prior --
Educational attainment --
Hispanic/Latino Americans --
Immigrants --
Native Americans --
Region of the country --
Retirees and potential retirees --
Rural families and individuals --
Sex, female --
Sex, male --
Suburban families and individuals --
United States vs. international impact --
Urban families and individuals --
Veterans --
White Americans --
Section 4: How did the Great Recession affect low-income individuals and families? --
Introduction to section 4 --
Access to credit --
Food insecurity and assistance --
Health care assistance --
Higher education --
Hiring practices --
Homelessness --
Housing assistance programs and low-income renters. Vol. 2 [Section 4: how did the Great Recession affect low-income individuals and families? cont.]. Impact on legal system --
Secondary effects --
Social security --
Underemployment --
Unemployment --
Wages and income --
Welfare/cash assistance programs --
Section 5: How did governments respond to the Great Recession? --
Introduction to section 5 --
Government response, local --
Government response, state --
Government response, tribal --
International government and nongovernmental organization responses --
Political parties and major legislative responses --
Section 6: How long will the effects of the Great Recession last? --
Introduction to section 6 --
Double dip recession risk --
A "normal economy" --
When? --
Structural economic changes --
Section 7: How did U.S. society respond to poverty during the Great Recession? --
Introduction to section 7 --
Nonprofit organizations --
Political ideologies --
Religious groups --
Societal view of poverty --
Conclusion: What can be done about poverty in the United States? --
Primary documents --
Part A. Understanding the Great Recession --
Part B. The Great Recession and poverty --
Recommended resources --
About the editors and contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: Lindsey K. Hanson and Timothy J. Essenburg, editors.
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