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Severe deprivation in America

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 13:38
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Desmond, Matthew (Editor)
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November 2015
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November 2015
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences
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Severe Deprivation in America: An Introduction

Matthew Desmond

Part I. Severe Deprivation Among the Young and Old

Trends in Deep Poverty from 1968 to 2011: The Influence of Family Structure, Employment Patterns, and the Safety Net 14

Liana Fox, Christopher Wimer, Irwin Garfinkel, Neeraj Kaushal, JaeHyun Nam, and Jane Waldfogel

Compounded Deprivation in the Transition to Adulthood: The Intersection of Racial and Economic Inequality Among Chicagoans, 1995–2013 35

Kristin L. Perkins and Robert J. Sampson

Income, Poverty, and Material Hardship Among Older Americans 55

Helen Levy

How Well Does the “Safety Net” Work for Family Safety Nets? Economic Survival Strategies Among Grandmother Caregivers in Severe Deprivation 78

LaShawnDa Pittman

Part II. Extreme Poverty and Social Suffering

How Institutions Deprive: Ethnography, Social Work, and Interventionist Ethics Among the Hypermarginalized 100

Megan Comfort, Andrea M. Lopez, Christina Powers, Alex H. Kral, and Jennifer Lorvick

Understanding the Dynamics of $2-a-Day Poverty in the United States 120

H. Luke Shaefer, Kathryn Edin, and Elizabeth Talbert

When There Is No Welfare: The Income Packaging Strategies of Mothers Without Earnings or Cash Assistance Following an Economic Downturn 139

Kristin S. Seefeldt and Heather Sandstrom


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