Sociology Reference Guide: The Effects of Poverty & the Welfare State, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 142983479X
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834797
  • DDC: 362.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 85 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume brings together a collection of topics that provide an introductory survey of the field of sociology and poverty. First, the essays quantify the poverty of global and local sites before reviewing the distinctions between social and cultural theories of poverty. The majority of the essays present a close study of the struggle and challenges experienced by a diverse population that most immediately suffers from the personal and social consequences of poverty.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Demographics of Poverty.
2: The Poverty Line.
3: Absolute & Relative Poverty.
4: Social Theories of Poverty.
5: Cultural Theories of Poverty.
6: The Poor & the Working Poor.
7: Poverty & Children.
8: The Feminization of Poverty.
9: Poverty & Gender.
10: Aging & Poverty.
11: The Homeless in America.
12: Social Mobility in the U.S..