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The Resource The cost of being poor : a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana, Sandra L. Barnes, (electronic resource)

The cost of being poor : a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana, Sandra L. Barnes, (electronic resource)

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The cost of being poor : a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana
Title
The cost of being poor
Title remainder
a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana
Statement of responsibility
Sandra L. Barnes
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Subject
Language
eng
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Barnes, Sandra L
Dewey number
362.5/09772/99
LC call number
HV4046.G37
LC item number
B37 2005
Series statement
SUNY series, the new inequalities
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  • Poor
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Poverty
  • Gary (Ind.)
  • Gary (Ind.)
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While the negative effects of urban poverty are well documented, the everyday experiences of urban residents are often absent or secondary in urban studies research. The Cost of Being Poor rectifies this problem by examining both the noneconomic and the often-overlooked economic costs faced by residents of poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana. Using census, regional, and local data, and in-depth interviews with the residents of Gary, Sandra L. Barnes argues that many people incur costs resulting from the dual dilemma of being poor and residing in a poor urban area. She explores how factors such as race/ethnicity, neighborhood type, and location influence residents' views, coping strategies, and unconventional approaches toward making ends meet. Well written and accessible, this study of Gary's poor urban neighborhoods offers broad findings that apply to other similarly impoverished Rust Belt cities
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The cost of being poor : a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana, Sandra L. Barnes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-262) and index
Contents
Introduction : structure vs. agency and the poor urban experience -- The economics of the poor urban experience -- Space usage and cost differentials in Gary, Indiana : counting the costs -- Differential goods and services to feed a family : who pays the costs? -- Differential goods and services to clothe a family : who pays the costs? -- A tale of three families : impracticality costs -- Socio-psychological effects of daily exposure to poverty-related constraints : coping with the costs -- Conclusion : a thesis on the poor urban experience
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000131176
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unknown
Isbn
9780791464687
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004015670
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000131176
Label
The cost of being poor : a comparative study of life in poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana, Sandra L. Barnes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-262) and index
Contents
Introduction : structure vs. agency and the poor urban experience -- The economics of the poor urban experience -- Space usage and cost differentials in Gary, Indiana : counting the costs -- Differential goods and services to feed a family : who pays the costs? -- Differential goods and services to clothe a family : who pays the costs? -- A tale of three families : impracticality costs -- Socio-psychological effects of daily exposure to poverty-related constraints : coping with the costs -- Conclusion : a thesis on the poor urban experience
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000131176
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791464687
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004015670
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000131176

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