$2.00 A Day

$2.00 A Day

Living on Almost Nothing in America

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After two decades of 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. 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.
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Edition: EBOOK TEXT
ISBN: 9780544303249
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Additional Contributors: Shaefer, H. Luke

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OzarkWitch
Dec 03, 2015

This book is apparently trying to make us feel bad about poor folks who have unending excuses for not getting real jobs. If you want to read about trading sex for storage space (p. 115) or picking up aluminum cans as unreported income, or swapping SNAP benefits for cash, this is your book.

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