KATHRYN J. EDIN is one of the nation s leading povertyresearchers, recognized for using both quantitativeresearchand direct, in-depth observationtoilluminate key mysteriesaboutpeople living in poverty: In a field of poverty experts who rarely meet the poor, Edin usefully defies convention (New York Times). Her books include Promises I Can't Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage and Doing the Best ICan: Fatherhood in theInner City. Edin is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists from a leading national poverty expert who defies convention (New York Times). Edin and Shaefer tell the stories of eight families who live on what is almost ...[SEE MORE]