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Common Reader 2015-2016 Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis: John Iceland

John Iceland

JOHN ICELAND is Professor of Sociology and Demography, Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State University.  He is a Research Associate in the Population Research Institute at Penn State University.  Professor Iceland's research is in social demography, poverty, residential segregation, and immigration. He is an author of three books on these issues: Portrait of America (2014), Poverty in America (3rd edition in 2013), and Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States (2009), all published by University of California Press. He is on the editorial board of a number of social science journals and has served as an elected member of the Population Association of America Board of Directors and the American Sociological Association Population Section and Community and Urban Sociology Section Councils. He has written several articles on poverty measurement issues and has testified before a Congressional subcommittee examining problems with the current U.S. official poverty measure.

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The PLACE title by John Iceland is Poverty in  America

Iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining why poverty remains pervasive, what it means to be poor in America today, which groups are most likely to be poor, the root causes of poverty, and the effects of policy on poverty. This new edition also includes completely updated data and extended discussions of poverty in the context of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements as well as new chapters on the Great Recession and global poverty. In doing so this book provides the most recent information available on patterns and trends in poverty and engages in an open and accessible manner in current critical debates.

John Iceland