Complex, varied causes of poverty explored in new APA annotated bibliography

This new resource lists numerous publications highlighting the influence that wages, location, welfare programs and other factors have on poverty.

APA’s Office on Socioeconomic Status has released the first in a series of bibliographies dedicated to exploring the complex and varied origins of poverty. “Examining the Structural Determinants of Poverty, an Annotated Bibliography” lists numerous books, journal articles, reports and other publications that highlight the harmful effects of persistent poverty, as well as how it begins and spreads.  

“With rapidly changing demographics across the United States, as well as a growing global marketplace, psychology provides invaluable contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status and the lives and well-being of the poor,” said Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH, program director of APA’s Office on Socioeconomic Status.