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ISBN-13: 9780737737486
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
Is Poverty a Serious Problem in America?
Chapter Preface     19
Census Bureau Measures Show the U.S. Poverty Rate Has Decreased$dU.S. Census Bureau     21
Census Bureau Methods of Measuring Poverty Are Unreliable   John Cassidy     29
Most "Poor" Americans Enjoy a Comfortable Standard of Living   Robert Rector     41
The Working Poor Are Not Getting By in America   Michelle Conlin   Aaron Bernstein     50
Record Numbers of Americans Are Abjectly Poor   Tony Pugh     62
The Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Widening   Arloc Sherman   Aviva Aron-Dine     72
The Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Not Widening   Alan Reynolds     79
Periodical Bibliography     88
What Causes Poverty in America?
Chapter Preface     90
Immigration Is Increasing Poverty in the United States   Robert Rector     92
Immigration Is Not Increasing Poverty in the United States   Jeff Chapman   Jared Bernstein     100
Racism Causes Poverty   Alan Jenkins     108
People Are Poor Through Their Own Behavior and Bad Choices   Blake Bailey     116
Massive Job Loss Is Increasing Poverty in America   John Peterson     123
Periodical Bibliography     129
How Can Poverty Be Reduced in the United States?
Chapter Preface     131
Raising the Minimum Wage Will Reduce Poverty   Jason Furman   Sharon Parrot     133
Raising the Minimum Wage Will Not Reduce Poverty   David R. Henderson     140
Expanding Government Programs Can Reduce Poverty   John Podesta     149
Poverty Has Been Reduced by Restricting Government Programs   Ron Haskins   Isabel Sawhill     160
Tax Cuts Reduce Poverty   Matthew Ladner     168
Tax Cuts Hurt the Poor$dNational Organization for Women     172
Replace Antipoverty Programs with Annual Cash Grants for Every Adult American   Charles A. Murray     179
Replacing Antipoverty Programs with Cash Grants Is Unworkable   Clive Crook     187
Periodical Bibliography     194
How Should Global Poverty Be Addressed?
Chapter Preface     196
The UN Millennium Project Can Halve Global Poverty by 2015$dThe World Bank     198
The UN Millennium Project Is Failing to Reduce Global Poverty   Conn Hallinan     209
Multinational Corporations Can Reduce Global Poverty   George C. Lodge   Craig Wilson     217
Multinational Corporations Cause Global Poverty   Michael Parenti     227
Immigrant Remittances Reduce Poverty in Poor Home Countries   Manuel Orozco     234
Immigrant Workers' Remittances Cannot Solve Global Poverty   Elizabeth Boyle     247
Periodical Bibliography     252
For Further Discussion     253
Organizations to Contact     256
Bibliography of Books     264
Index     268

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