New perspectives on poverty : policies, programs, and practice / Elissa D. Giffords, Long Island University Post Campus, Karen R. Garber, Nassau County Department of Social Services
- Foreword -- Preface -- List of tables and figures -- What is poverty? -- Contemporary responses to poverty -- Employment, poverty, and social welfare -- People experiencing homelessness -- Families, women, and children -- Older adults -- People with disabilities -- Persons with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders -- Poverty among immigrants and refugees -- Poverty and its impact on the military family and the American veteran -- Poverty : what you can do -- Glossary -- Index -- About the contributors.
- "This textbook explores the contemporary realities and perceptions of poverty in America since 1908. The authors bring together theoretical, empirical, and clinical knowledge using reader-friendly and jargon-free language to discuss public and private approaches to poverty and how interest groups influence policies. Professors Giffords and Garber examine the varying ideologies of poverty and analyze its impact on specific at-risk populations, including people who are homeless, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and veterans and military families. This book challenges stereotypes and describes actionable interventions that can help change the face of poverty." -- Back cover.
- 9781935871521 and 1935871528
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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