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Lives on the Line: American Families and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet

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In Lives on the Line, Martha Shirk, Neil G. Bennett, and J. Lawrence Aber meld affecting personal profiles with sophisticated demographic analysis to create a vivid portrait of what life is like for more than 14 million American children growing up below the poverty line.In personal profiles of ten families across the nation, from a Pacific Islander family in Hawaii to a h ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 2nd 1999 by Basic Books (first published July 1st 1999)
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Robin
Gives a personal touch to the statistics - shows the reality of poverty and what people have to do to make ends meet.
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I learned a lot about the effect of medical costs on poverty in the US.
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