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The Resource $2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America
Title
$2.00 a day
Title remainder
living on almost nothing in America
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Title variation
Two dollars a day
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eng
Summary
"A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant 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. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has "turned sociology upside down" (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich -- and truthful -- interviews. Through the book's many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. 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. More than a powerful expose, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality. "--
Summary
A revelatory assessment of poverty in America examines the survival methods employed by households with virtually no income to illuminate disturbing trends in low-wage labor and income inequality
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10447937
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339.4/60973
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LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
E343 2015
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Read by Allyson Johnson
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Living on Almost Nothing in America
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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
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20426484
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
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7 unnumbered audio discs (approximately [7.25 unnumbered hr.)
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not applicable
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9781622319145
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(audiobook)
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audio
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
Publication
Distribution
Note
Title and description based on available researched data
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20426484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 unnumbered audio discs (approximately [7.25 unnumbered hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622319145
Isbn Type
(audiobook)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
unknown
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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