Lives On The Line: American Families And The Struggle To Make Ends Meet

By Martha Shirk, Larry Aber, Neil G. Bennett and G. Lawrence Aber
Almost half of the nation’s children live in officially defined poverty or near-poverty. Putting a human face on this and other statistics, the authors present a disturbing and provocative composite portrait of 10 families struggling to make ends meet–four white, two Hispanic, three black and one Hawaiian/Samoan. Westview Press, 1999.