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Poverty, by America

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

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Poverty, by America


My main takeaway from this book is the explanation that non-traditional family structures contribute to poverty is backwards—people do not get married because they do not have financial stability, not the other way around.

Also, many workers are underpaid due to consumer demand for cheap e-commerce goods and gig economy services.

However, the author’s other explanations seem thin and aren’t robustly supported by research elsewhere.

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