$2.00 A Day [GRPL Book Club]

$2.00 A Day [GRPL Book Club]

Living on Almost Nothing in America

Book Club Kit - 2016
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A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago, often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant 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.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2016
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544811959
054481195X
Characteristics: xxiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm

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