Rank's work centers on poverty, social welfare, economic inequality and policy, including the use of welfare myths, class division and economic inequalities as political campaign issues. His recent research has explored the life course probabilities of experiencing poverty in America. His most recent book, One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All was published by Oxford University Press in 2004. The recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the Society of Social Work and Research, Rank has written numerous articles for a variety of distinguished journals such as Social Work, American Sociological Review, Psychological Science, and Social Science Quarterly.
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