$2 A DAY: Living On Almost Nothing In America

2DollarsaDayAuthor Kathryn J. Edin, Ph.D discusses what it means to live virtually cashless in one of the world’s most capitalistic nations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2014 there were 46.7 million people–14% of the U.S. population–living in poverty. Within this 14%, approximately one and a half million households— (including 3 million children) —live in what can be considered extreme poverty, existing on just 2 dollars per person, per day and without substantial government assistance. These individuals resort selling plasma, selling their food stamps and sometimes, even selling sex, to secure the necessary cash to make ends meet.
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m, as part of the Resilient Families series, Kathryn J. Edin, Ph.D., Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, will discuss the plight of Americans living in extreme poverty. Free. Registration is not required.
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