"End Poverty to Stop Crime" by Editor B is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
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The voices of the poor and other economically marginalized communities are underrepresented in academia, government, healthcare, and other industries. History has shown, that even when economically marginalized communities have advocated for themselves, many times the works were not recorded or saved. By intentionally seeking out and citing work created by and for individuals from marginalized communities, we help to advocate for the creators, their communities, and the perspectives they present. At the same time, we broaden our own understanding of the topic.
For books written BY diverse people, first identify the subject heading used for that class of person or ethnic group, then add subject subdivision terms to narrow your search.
Note that a subject search on just "Homeless," will also get: Homeless mothers, Homeless veterans, Homeless students, Homeless children, etc.
Note that a subject search on just "Low income" will also get: Low income tenants, Low income parents, Low income single mothers, etc.
These subject headings might also be useful: Working class writings, Precarious employment, Food security (LCSH), Eviction (LCSH), Economic Security (LCSH), People with social disabilities, Writings of (LCSH)
The Gordon Library recommends checking out the Review of Radical Political Economics for salient class and economic inequalities critiques.
External Resources: The following resources will introduce students to current economic inequalities research, including public opinion, data analysis, and public-policy discussions. For more think tank and NGO research, please see Harvard's Kennedy School Think Tank Search Engine.
Public Opinion Research:
Pew Research Center, Income Inequality
International Economic Inequalities Resources:
Our World in Data, Global Economic inequality
World Income Inequality Database
World Wealth & Income Database
Federal Research Economic Data (FRED)
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
United States, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
United States Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
United States Census Bureau, Income
United States Census Bureau, Poverty
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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