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    • $2.00 a Day

    • Living on Almost Nothing in America
    • By: Kathryn Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are, in the United States, a significant and growing number of families who live on less than $2.00 per person, per day. That figure, the World Bank measure of poverty, is hard to imagine in this country - most of us spend more than that before we get to work or school in the morning.

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    • It Stays with You

    • By Jason Comely on 09-24-15

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    • "Busted" #5: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jack Frech, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
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    When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts...

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    • Coming of Age in the Other America

    • By: Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Kathryn Edin
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Coming of Age in the Other America shows that despite overwhelming odds, some disadvantaged urban youth do achieve upward mobility. Drawing from 10 years of fieldwork with parents and children who resided in Baltimore public housing, sociologists Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin highlight the remarkable resiliency of some of the youth who hailed from the nation's poorest neighborhoods and show how the right public policies might help break the cycle of disadvantage.

    Regular price: $24.95