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Author Rainwater, Lee.

Title Poor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspective / Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding.

Publication Info. New York : Russell Sage, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.7 R159P    Check Shelf
Description x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-251) and index.
Contents Taking the definition of poverty seriously -- I: Child poverty and inequity at the end of the twentieth century -- 1. Child poverty in rich countries in the 1990s: an overview -- 2. Patterns of child economic well-being -- 3. Child poverty and population: is demography destiny? -- 4. Periods of poverty: how long are children poor? -- 5. Income packaging: market income and the state -- 6. Child poverty and income packaging in two-parent families -- 7. Child poverty and income packaging in single-mother families -- 8. Is there hope for America's low-income children? -- II: Choice and method in research on poverty -- 9. Establishing a poverty line -- 10. Establishing equilivalent family income -- 11. Whence the poverty standard--nations or communities? -- The Luxembourg income study project -- The U.S. state database and regional combinations in other countries in the Luxembourg income study -- From relative income to real income -- Reweighting to assess the impact of demography versus income packaging.
Subject Poor children -- United States.
Aid to families with dependent children programs -- United States.
Income maintenance programs -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
Child welfare -- United States.
Poor children -- Europe.
Aid to families with dependent children programs -- Europe.
Income maintenance programs -- Europe.
Poverty -- Europe.
Child welfare -- Europe.
Added Author Smeeding, Timothy M.
ISBN 0871547023 alkaline paper
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