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Kathryn Edin

February 16, 2017

In her book, $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, John Hopkins University sociologist Kathryn Edin illuminates a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. 

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Edin is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Research Network on How Housing Matters for Children and Families. She received her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 1991, and was an IPR fellow and Northwestern faculty member from 2000–04.


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