9780451494184-0451494180-Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

ISBN-13: 9780451494184
ISBN-10: 0451494180
Author: Madrick, Jeff
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780451494184
ISBN-10: 0451494180
Author: Madrick, Jeff
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Madrick, Jeff wrote Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty comprising 240 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0451494180 and 9780451494184. Since then Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.54 or rent at the marketplace.

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"A clarion call to address this most unjust blight upon the American landscape. Madrick has provided a valuable service in presenting a highly readable and cogent argument for change."--Mark R. Rank, The Washington Post

By official count, more than one out of every six American children live beneath the poverty line. But statistics alone tell little of the story. In Invisible Americans, Jeff Madrick brings to light the often invisible reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. Keeping his focus on the children, he examines the roots of the problem, including the toothless remnants of our social welfare system, entrenched racism, and a government unmotivated to help the most voiceless citizens. Backed by new and unambiguous research, he makes clear the devastating consequences of growing up poor: living in poverty, even temporarily, is detrimental to cognitive abilities, emotional control, and the overall health of children. The cost to society is incalculable. The inaction of politicians is unacceptable. Still, Madrick argues, there may be more reason to hope now than ever before. Rather than attempting to treat the symptoms of poverty, we might be able to ameliorate its worst effects through a single, simple, and politically feasible policy that he lays out in this impassioned and urgent call to arms.
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