A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.
* Offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the Great Recession on poverty rates across 21 distinct demographic groups, including immigrants, children, seniors, veterans, and various racial and ethnic groups
* Provides a basis for understanding the causes of the economic crises and the impact on the daily lives of individuals, families, and groups
* Includes more than 20 contributing writers from universities and anti-poverty programs from across the country
* Presents charts and graphics to illustrate key aspects of the Great Recession
* Examines multiple groups in society in terms of how they have been affected by the Great Recession, rather than being limited to one or two segments of the population
* Looks across multiple regions in terms of groups, segments of the economy, and political trends
* Provides secondary looks past the first group boundaries to delve deeper into the circumstances of those whose circumstances have drastically changed by the Great Recession
Lindsey K. Hanson is a staff attorney at a nonprofit in Minnesota where she represents low-income tenants in housing cases. Timothy J. Essenburg, PhD, is professor of economics at Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN.