Table of contents for An atlas of poverty in America : one nation, pulling apart, 1960-2003 / Amy K. Glasmeier.

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History of the Atlas Project
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Why an Atlas about Poverty?; Point of Departure; How
We Define Poverty in This Atlas; Poverty Thresholds;
Evolution of the Poverty Measure; Measuring Poverty
Today; The Practical Side of Poverty Measurement;
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Official Poverty
Measure; Additional Metrics of Opportunity
How to Read This Atlas
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Unit of Analysis; How to Interpret the Maps
Basics of Poverty
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Introduction: The Paradox of Poverty in America
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The Demography of Poverty: Starting in the 1950s;
The Geography of Poverty; Poverty Forty Years Later:
What Progress Has Been Made?; Why Has the Poverty
Rate Declined Since the 1960s?; Why Are People
Poor?
Lived Experiences
Children: Poverty in America Starts with Children
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The Demographics of Poverty; The Geography of
Poverty; Declining Protections: The Absence of Basic
Needs; Child Poverty Linked to Work that Fails to Pay
a Living Wage; Geography of the Working Poor; Government
Provides Little Help; The Future
Women: Often Poor, Vulnerable, and Lacking Access
to Basic Needs
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Why Are Women Poor?: The Work Connection; The
Geography of Poverty
Black Families at Risk
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The Demographics of Poverty; Why Are Blacks More
Likely to be Poor than Whites?; Employment and
Wage Levels Affect Family Income; Access to Income
and Wealth Differs by Race; Geography of Black Family
Poverty
Table
Black Male Incarceration: Impacts on the Family
......................9
Hard Work and Low Pay Define the Lives of Hispanic
Americans
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The Geography of Hispanic Americans; Working
Hard Yields Low Returns for Hispanic Americans; The
Geography of Hispanic Poverty
Elderly: Social Programs Keep Many Out of Poverty
..................12
Social Security Lifts Many Out of Poverty; The Demography
of Elderly Poverty; Poverty Rate Fails to
Capture the True Cost of Living; Geography of Poverty
Working But Poor
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The Demography of the Working Poor; The Geography
of the Working Poor
The Lived Experience of the Wealthy in America
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Geography of Wealth
History of Poverty
Poverty in the 1960s
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What It Meant to be Poor in the 1960s; Poverty Level
Income Insufficient to Cover the Essentials; The Demography
of Poverty; The Geography of Poverty
Poverty in 1970
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Poverty in 1980
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Poverty in 1990
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Poverty in 2000
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Distressed Regions
Appalachia: A Land Apart in a Wealthy Nation
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Poverty in the Region; Family, Elderly, and Child Poverty;
Poverty and Race; Education; Median Household
Income; Central Appalachia Lacks Plumbing
and Phone Service
The Mississippi Delta: Plantation Legacy of Slow Growth,
Racism, and Severe Inequality
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28
The Heritage of Cotton; Cotton in the Delta Today;
Poverty in the Delta; Black Poverty; Child Poverty;
Family Poverty; High School Completion; Income in
the Delta
First Nation Poverty: Lost Lands, Lost Prosperity
..................... 30
Native American Poverty is Evident Throughout the
Nation; Native American Children are at High Risk
of Living in Poverty; Native Americans at Risk: Poor
Health and Susceptibility to Disease End Life Early;
Housing Conditions are a Tragedy; Economic Circumstances
of Native Americans; Education Continues to
Lag; The Impact of Gaming
The Border Region: Where the Global and the Local Meet ....
32
Poverty in the Region; Child Poverty Along the Border;
Elderly; Family Poverty; Female-headed Households
Compared with All Families; Hispanic Poverty;
High School Completion; Unemployment; Income
in the Region; Housing Conditions Below National
Standards
Rural Poverty in America
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.... 34
The Geography of Rural Poverty in 1970; The Demography
of Poverty in Rural Communities in 1970;
The Elderly; African Americans; Hispanics; Families;
Female-headed Households; Rural Poverty in 2000;
Summary
Segregation: A Nation Spatially Divided
..................................... 38
Patterns of Racial and Regional Segregation; Percent
Blacks versus Whites in Metro Areas, 2000; The Roots
of Segregation; Hispanic Segregation
History of Poverty Policy
American Poverty Policy from the 1930s to 2004
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From the 1930s to the 1950s; The 1960s; From the
1960s into the 1970s; The 1980s; The 1990s; Policy
Today
Sources
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Graphical Sources
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Index
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Poverty -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Poverty -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Poverty -- United States -- History -- Atlases.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- Atlases.