New Poverty: Families in Postmodern Society

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TABLES
3.1 Employment Characteristics of Households in Canada
and Consumer Units in the United States
37
3.2 Demographic Characteristics of Households in Canada
and Consumer Units in the United States
41
3.3 Median Income and Expenditure of Households in Canada
and Consumer Units in the United States
44
3.4 Expenditure as a Percentage of Income Before Taxes and
Total Receipts After All Deductions: Households in Canada
and Consumer Units in the United States
45
3.5 Dwelling Characteristics of Households in Canada and
Consumer Units in the United States
46
3.6 Percentage of Households in Canada and Consumer Units in
the United States More Than 50 Percent Below Median
Income and Expenditure
50
3.7 Percentage of Households in Canada and Consumer Units in
the United States More Than 60 Percent Below Median
Income and Expenditure
51
3.8 Percentage of Households in Canada and Consumer Units in
the United States More Than 50 Percent, or More ThanPercent, Above Median Expenditure as a Proportion of
Income Before Taxes or of Total Receipts After All
Deductions
60

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Table of Contents xi
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1 - Families in Postmodernity 1
  • 2 - Poverty and Progress 17
  • 3 - Sorting Out the Poor 35
  • 4 - Marriage and Its Aftermath 55
  • 5 - The Birth of Poverty 75
  • 6 - Family Work Systems 97
  • 7 - Shallow Income Pools 117
  • 8 - The Economic Life Course 135
  • 9 - Shifting Entitlements 157
  • 10 - The Postmodernization of Poverty 173
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 203
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