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Poverty in America: A Handbook Paperback – March 22, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; With a 2012 Preface edition (March 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520273001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520273009
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #924,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent overview of the dimensions and sources of American poverty. John Iceland combines statistical data, theoretical arguments, and historical information in a book that is highly readable."—William Julius Wilson

"In just a few short pages, Iceland brings anyone--lay reader, student, professional researcher--up to speed on the major issues and debates about poverty in America. With succinct and engaging prose, Poverty in America covers the gamut--from theoretical issues to measurement to history to public policy--better than any other book out there right now."—Dalton Conley, author of Honky

"Must reading on a tough and important topic. With some answers that may surprise, Iceland sorts out competing theories of why people are poor in the richest country in the world. His book should motivate every reader--policy maker, researcher, citizen-- to think hard about what it means to be poor today and how our society can best reduce the hardship and poverty still with us."—Constance F. Citro, National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

About the Author

John Icelandis Professor of Sociology and Demography and a Research Associate in the Population Research Institute at Penn State University and former Branch Chief, Poverty and Health Statistics Branch, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U. S. Census Bureau. Hi is the author of Where We Live Now, UC Press).

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John Iceland is Head of the Department of Sociology and Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State University. His research focuses on social demography, racial residential segregation, poverty, and immigration issues. His latest books are Portrait of America (2014), Poverty in America (3rd edition published in 2013), and Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States (2009), all published by University of California Press.