America's Poor and the Great Recession


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<P>Millions have entered poverty as a result of the Great Recession's terrible toll of long-term unemployment. Kristin S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham examine recent trends in poverty and assess the performance of America’s "safety net" programs. They consider likely scenarios for future developments and conclude that the well-being of low-income Americans, particularly the working poor, the near poor, and the new poor, is at substantial risk despite economic recovery.</P>
<P>Foreword by Tavis Smiley<BR>Introduction<BR>1. The Great Recession: Definition, Duration, and Impact<BR>2. The Impact of the Great Recession on Poverty in America<BR>3. The Performance of America’s Safety Net<BR>4. Risks to the Safety Net in the Aftermath of the Great Recession<BR>5. Policy Options in a Politically Polarized Environment</P>



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Published 29 January 2013
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EAN13 9780253009777
Language English
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