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Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America's Children in Comparative Perspective: America's Children in Comparative Perspective
In Poor Kids in a Rich Country, Lee Rainwater and Timothy Smeeding ask what it means to be poor in a prosperous nation - especially for any country's most vulnerable citizens, its children. In comparing the situation of American children in low-income families with their counterparts in fourteen other countries—including Western Europe, Australia, and Canada—they ...more
Paperback, 273 pages
Published March 24th 2005 by Russell Sage Foundation
(first published December 28th 2003)
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It is true. By all measures, the US is ranked #1 for have the largest percentage of children living in poverty. Not just any poverty, but the most extreme poverty, for the most lengthy periods, and are the most likely to return to living in poverty as adults. And for longer periods as adults, and also likely to have their own children raised in this extreme poverty, for longer periods. In the most prosperous nation in the world. We're #1, folks!!!