Poverty and Welfare in America: Examining the Facts

by
David Wagnerauthor

David Wagner PhD, is emeritus professor of social work and sociology at the University of Southern Maine. He is author of ten books including Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community.

Poverty and Welfare in America: Examining the Facts

20190930

ABC-CLIO

Pages 216
Topics Children in Poverty;"Cycle of Poverty/Dependency";Elderly in Poverty;Extent of Welfare Fraud;Guaranteed Annual Income Proposals;Leading Causes of Poverty;Minimum Wage;Origins of Welfare;Racial and Other Demographic Differences in Poverty Rates;Spending on Social Welfare Programs

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Poverty and Welfare in America: Examining the Facts

Author(s): Wagner, David;
Contributors: Wagner, David;
Abstract:

This book closely examines controversial claims and beliefs surrounding poverty and anti-poverty programs in the United States. It authoritatively dismantles falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions, leaving readers with an unbiased, accurate understanding of these issues.


• Features an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format

• Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue

• Includes extensive Further Reading sections for each entry, providing readers with leads to conduct further research

• Evaluates claims made by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies to offer an inclusive examination of poverty and welfare

SortTitle: poverty and welfare in america: examining the facts
Keyword(s): Children in Poverty; "Cycle of Poverty/Dependency"; Elderly in Poverty; Extent of Welfare Fraud; Guaranteed Annual Income Proposals; Leading Causes of Poverty; Minimum Wage; Origins of Welfare; Racial and Other Demographic Differences in Poverty Rates; Spending on Social Welfare Programs
Author Info:
David Wagnerauthor

David Wagner PhD, is emeritus professor of social work and sociology at the University of Southern Maine. He is author of ten books including Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community.

eISBN-13: 9781440856457
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440856440
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 20190930
Series: Contemporary Debates