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Author Halpern-Meekin, Sarah, author.

Title It's not like I'm poor : how working families make ends meet in a post-welfare world / Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, and Jennifer Sykes.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  332.024 HAL    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-281) and index.
Contents Family budgets: staying in the black, slipping into the red -- Tax time -- The new regime through the lens of the old -- Beyond living paycheck to paycheck -- "Debt! I am hoping to eliminate that word!" -- Capitalizing on the promise of the EITC -- Appendix A: Introduction to Boston and the research project -- Appendix B: Qualitative interview guide.
Summary "This book chronicles the impact of the sweeping transformation of the social safety net that occurred in the mid-1990s. With the dramatic expansion of tax credits--a combination of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other refunds--the economic fortunes of the working poor have been bolstered as never before. 'It's Not Like I'm Poor' looks at how working families plan to use their annual windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. But dreams of economic mobility are often dashed by the reality of making monthly ends meet on meager wages."--Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject Working poor -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Tax credits -- United States.
Public welfare. (OCoLC)fst01083250
Tax credits. (OCoLC)fst01143735
Working poor. (OCoLC)fst01180666
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Taxation / General.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Edin, Kathryn, 1962- author.
Tach, Laura, author.
Sykes, Jennifer, author.
Added Title It is not like I am poor
ISBN 9780520275348 (hardcover: acid-free paper)
0520275349 (hardcover: acid-free paper)
9780520275355 (softcover: acid-free paper)
0520275357 (softcover: acid-free paper)
Standard No. 40024428999

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