Our Kids

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476769907
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"The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] ... examination of the American Dream in crisis--how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

Our Kids

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476769893
Size: 67.52 MB
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In an authoritative, yet personal, examination of the growing inequality gap, a leading humanist and renowned scientist who has consulted for the last four U.S. Presidents, drawing on poignant life stories of rich and poor kids across the ...

Our Kids

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476769915
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Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Bowling Alone

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203046
Size: 73.98 MB
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Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Dream Hoarders

Author: Richard V. Reeves
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815729138
Size: 76.96 MB
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This is not just an economic divide but a fracturing of American society along class lines.

American Grace

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416566732
Size: 68.21 MB
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Draws on three national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact it has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades.

American Dream

Author: Jason DeParle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440649170
Size: 38.94 MB
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In this definitive work, two-time Pulitzer finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce a masterpiece of literary journalism.

Worlds Apart

Author: Cynthia M. Duncan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300196598
Size: 46.88 MB
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Over five years, sociologist Cynthia Duncan visited remote rural areas across the U.S. and conducted 350 in-depth interviews with the residents to unravel the ways in which poverty is perpetuated--and what can be done to alleviate the ...

The Long Shadow

Author: Karl Alexander
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610448235
Size: 68.50 MB
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Although research for this book was conducted in Baltimore, that city’s struggles with deindustrialization, white flight, and concentrated poverty were characteristic of most East Coast and Midwest manufacturing cities.

The Working Poor

Author: David K. Shipler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307493408
Size: 20.11 MB
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We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy. This impassioned book not only dissects the problems, but makes pointed, informed recommendations for change. It is a book that stands to make a difference.