A Framework For Understanding Poverty Author:Ruby K. Payne Fourth Revised Edition. — People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else. — If you work with people from poverty, some un... more »derstanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you're an educator--or a social, health, or legal services professional--this breakthrough book gives you practical, real-world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Since 1995 A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced by all classes, especially the poor. Carefully researched and packed with charts, tables, and questionaires, Framework not only documents the facts of poverty, it provides practical yet compassionate strategies for addressing its impact on people's lives.« less
This book had some interesting information on poverty. I especially found the "hidden rules" of each class that it talks about very intriguing. However, I felt like there wasn't that much content to the book, that is why I only gave it 3 stars.