Class in America: Being Poor in America, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Nel Yomtov
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1532152949
  • ISBN-13: 9781532152948
  • DDC: 362.5
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title examines the causes and factors that contribute to poverty. It discusses the experiences of being poor in urban and rural environments, and sheds light on homelessness and the role of education and health care in poverty. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The American Way of Poverty.
2: The Causes and Factors of Poverty.
3: America’s War on Poverty.
4: Urban Poverty.
5: Poverty in Rural America.
6: Homelessness.
7: Health, Health Care, and Poverty.
8: Education and Poverty.
9: Fighting Poverty Today.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.