Poverty and Profit in the American City

Desmond, Matthew
Publisher:  Crown
Year Published:  2016
Pages:  432pp   ISBN:  978-0553447439
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19934

Matthew Desmond examines the impact on the poor in the United States of rising housing costs and declining/stagnating incomes in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. Many tenants in the U.S. now pay more than 50 per cent of their incomes in rent -- over 70 per cent with the soaring costs of utilities included -- challenging their ability to survive on a daily basis.

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