Book Discussion: ‘$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America’

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Date(s) - Apr 21, 2021
8:30 pm


‘$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America’ by H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin. After two decades of research, the authors discovered that the number of American families living on $2/day/ person has skyrocketed to 1.5 million households, including 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? What do they do to survive? The cause: a low- wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America’s extreme poor.

While you are encouraged to read the book, you are welcome to attend even if you have not read it. (You will be sent the Zoom login by email before the event.)