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$2.00 a DayLiving on Almost Nothing in America

By Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer


EvictedPoverty and Profit in the American City

By Matthew Desmond


Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

By Seth M. Holmes


Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago

By Laurence Ralph


It’s Not Like I’m PoorHow Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World 

By Jennifer Sykes, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, and Sarah Halpern-Meekin


Savage Inequities: Children in America’s Schools

By Jonathan Kozol


Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City

By Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson


The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation’s Poor Children and Families

By Janet Currie


Development as Freedom

By Amartya Sen

The Great Escape

By Angus Deaton

Poor Economics: Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

By Abhijit Banerjee & Ester Duffle


Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

By Ruby K. Payne, Philip DeVol & Terie Dressi Smith

Race for Profit: How Banks and Insurance Companies Undermined Black Homeownership

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor


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