One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

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Oxford University Press, 1. apr. 2004 - 368 strani
Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a unique and radically different understanding of American poverty. It debunks many of our most common myths about the poor, while at the same time provides a powerful new framework for addressing this enormous social and economic problem. Mark Robert Rank vividly shows that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in our economic structure and political policy failures, rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. He establishes for the first time that a significant percentage of Americans will experience poverty during their adult lifetimes, and firmly demonstrates that poverty is an issue of vital national concern. Ultimately, Rank provides us with a new paradigm for understanding poverty, and outlines an innovative set of strategies that will reduce American poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged represents a profound starting point for rekindling a national focus upon America's most vexing social and economic problem.
 

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Disturbing Contrasts
3
Below the Line
17
Poverty as a Structural Failing
49
A Cause for Concern
83
In Our SelfInterest
85
True to Values
123
Essence of Citizenship
145
Creating Fundamental Change
169
Future Directions
193
From the Ground Up
243
Sources of Data
255
Additional Life Table Analyses
267
Notes
281
Bibliography
301
Index
347
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Stran 3 - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

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