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Title Poverty : major policy themes, proposals, and measurements for the U.S. / Anita Ackerman, editor
Published New York : Nova Publishers, [2015]
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Series Hunger and poverty: causes, impacts and eradication
Hunger and poverty.
Contents Poverty : major themes in past debates and current proposals / Gene Falk and Karen Spar -- Poverty in the United States : 2013 / Thomas Gabe
Summary 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, but poverty remains a difficult policy challenge. The Obama Administration and some in Congress have offered proposals that seek to address poverty, with the proposals differing considerably in their focus and content. However, the themes reflected in these proposals echo prior efforts to address the issue of poverty. The terms ""poverty"" and ""welfare"" (commonly thought of as cash assistance for the poor) are often intertwined, but federal policies affecting poverty are broader than a single program or set of programs. In fact, the social insurance program of Social Security may be the nation's most important antipoverty program. The incidence and character of poverty is affected by many facets of public life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record; title from PDF title page, viewed (06/23/2020)
Subject Poor -- United States.
Poverty -- United States -- Measurement
Poverty -- United States.
Poverty -- Measurement.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Poverty & Homelessness.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Ackerman, Anita, editor.
LC no. 2020678525
ISBN 1634637550