Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts

Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts

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Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts addresses the context of poverty in the United States and focuses on poverty issues that family members must confront as they move through the life course. This edited collection provides a unique perspective that draws together macro and micro research about how poverty affects families throughout their lives, increasing risks and reducing opportunities at every stage. Individual chapters emphasize the context of poverty in the United States, then go on to examine specific life cycle stages and what happens when poverty intersects with family concerns. Contributing authors are respected experts in their fields and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives including child development, community health, education, family studies, gerontology, disability, public policy, social work and sociology. Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning such as exercises and discussions relating to each chapter, which will encourage readers to think critically and apply the knowledge to their own lives. It will interest students, academics and researchers of sociology, family studies, social work and health as well as other related disciplines.Available HTML: 10poverty_berube/ 20051012_Concentratedpoverty.pdf. ... United States poverty in a cross-national context (Luxembourg Income Study, Working Paper Series No . ... the Near Poor: 1959 to 2006 (Numbers in Thousands) Origin: 1959 to 2006; Table 22a€”Number and Percent of People Below 50 Percent of Poverty Level: 1975 to 2006.

Title:Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts
Author:C. Anne Broussard, Alfred L. Joseph
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-09-30


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