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作者 Halpern-Meekin, Sarah, author
書名 It's not like I'm poor : how working families make ends meet in a post-welfare world / Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, and Jennifer Sykes
出版項 Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9780520275348 (hbk.)
9780520275355 (pbk.)
9780520959224 (ebk.)
0520275349 (hbk.)
0520275357 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HD8072.5 .H35 2015    在架上    30610020455531
說明 xii, 286 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-281) and index
Family budgets: staying in the black, slipping into the red -- Tax time -- The new regime through the lens of the old -- Beyond living paycheck to paycheck -- "Debt! I am hoping to eliminate that word!" -- Capitalizing on the promise of the EITC -- Appendix A: Introduction to Boston and the research project -- Appendix B: Qualitative interview guide
"This book chronicles the impact of the sweeping transformation of the social safety net that occurred in the mid-1990s. With the dramatic expansion of tax credits--a combination of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other refunds--the economic fortunes of the working poor have been bolstered as never before. 'It's Not Like I'm Poor' looks at how working families plan to use their annual windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. But dreams of economic mobility are often dashed by the reality of making monthly ends meet on meager wages."--Provided by publisher
主題 Working poor -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Tax credits -- United States
Alt Author Edin, Kathryn, 1962- author
Tach, Laura, author
Sykes, Jennifer, author
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