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$2.00 a day : Living on Almost Nothing in America. / Kathryn J Edin.

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- (Author). Johnson, Allyson. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781622319152 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2015.

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General Note:
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Allyson Johnson.
Summary, etc.:
We have made great steps toward eliminating poverty around the world-extreme poverty has declined significantly and seems on track to continue to do so in the next decades. Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank estimates that extreme poverty can be eliminated in 17 years. This is clearly cause for celebration. However, this good news can make us oblivious to the fact that there are, in the United States, a significant and growing number of families who live on less than $2.00 per person, per day. That figure, the World Bank measure of poverty, is hard to imagine in this country-most of us spend more than that before we get to work or school in the morning.
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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