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The poverty of "the poverty rate" measure and mismeasure of want in modern America by Nicholas Eberstadt

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Washington, DC AEI Press c 2008Description: XV, 175 S. graph. DarstContent type:
  • Text
Media type:
  • ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Carrier type:
  • Band
  • 0844742465
  • 9780844742465
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 362.5/20973 22
LOC classification:
  • HC110.P6
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single unit book single unit book HAC Library - Holdings of the American Academy in Berlin HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F (Affiliated) F:HC110 .P6 E24 2008 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2023-1942

Includes bibliographical references

What is the official poverty rate, and what does it actually measure? -- Poverty trends in modern America, according to the official poverty rate -- The official poverty rate versus other statistical indicators bearing on material deprivation in America -- Systematic differences between income and expenditures among poorer households in modern America -- Accounting for the widening reported gap between income and consumption for lower-income Americans -- Trends in living standards for low-income Americans -- Conclusion : wanted, new poverty measure(s) in modern America

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