$2.00 A Day
Living on Almost Nothing in AmericaBook - 2015
"After two decades of...research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children....The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. "--
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 339.46 Edin 09/2015
Characteristics: xxiv, 210 pages ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Two dollars a day