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The Resource Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty, Jeff Madrick

Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty, Jeff Madrick

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Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty
Title
Invisible Americans
Title remainder
the tragic cost of child poverty
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Madrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By official count, more than one out of every six American children live beneath the poverty line. But statistics alone tell little of the story. In Invisible Americans, Jeff Madrick brings to light the often invisible reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. Keeping his focus on the children, he examines the roots of the problem, including the toothless remnants of our social welfare system, entrenched racism, and a government unmotivated to help the most voiceless citizens. Backed by new and unambiguous research, he makes clear the devastating consequences of growing up poor: living in poverty, even temporarily, is detrimental to cognitive abilities, emotional control, and the overall health of children. The cost to society is incalculable. The inaction of politicians is unacceptable. Still, Madrick argues, there may be more reason to hope now than ever before. Rather than attempting to treat the symptoms of poverty, we might be able to ameliorate its worst effects through a single, simple, and politically feasible policy that he lays out in this impassioned and urgent call to arms"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Citation location within source
  • December 15, 2019
  • December 01, 2019
  • November 01, 2019
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madrick, Jeffrey G
Dewey number
362.7086/9420973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.M3326 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor children
  • Poverty
  • Child welfare
Label
Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty, Jeff Madrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-218) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019022606
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780451494184
Lccn
2019022606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066003610
Label
Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty, Jeff Madrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-218) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019022606
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780451494184
Lccn
2019022606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066003610

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      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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