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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

 
 
 
 
One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
Author: Mark Robert Rank
ISBN 13: 9780195189728
ISBN 10: 195189728
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $27.95
 
 

Rank, who teaches social work at Washington U. in St. Louis, has spent a lot of time studying the state of being poor. Here he unravels the paradox of why one of the world's wealthiest nations leads the industrialized world in poverty. He debunks many common myths Americans hold about the poor, showing that the fundamental causes of poverty are to be found in the US economic structure and political policy failures rather than individual shortcomings or attitudes. In fact, he finds, a significant proportion of Americans will experience poverty in their lifetimes. He also provides a framework for addressing the problem. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR