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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America – Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
Non-fiction / 8th September 2019

Introduction $2.00 a Day is a book about extreme poverty in United States of America (US). All the stories in this book are from real life people. Author Both authors are working in academia. Kathryn J. Edin is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She was named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at John Hopkins University in 2015. H. Luke Shaefer is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan. Both of them specializes in the study of welfare system. Content This book contains an introduction, 5 chapters and a conclusion. The first chapter is Welfare Is Dead. It is followed by Perilous Work. The third chapter is A Room of One’s Own. By Any Means Necessary is the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter is A World Apart. The conclusion contains the authors’ recommendations to alleviate the problem of $2-a-day poverty in US. Review How to survive with $2 per day? It is not even enough for a meal in some areas of Malaysia. However, this is a reality that some unfortunate people in the world face. Although we generally think of US as a land of abundance, there…