America's Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century / Edition 4

America's Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century / Edition 4

by James T. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674004345

ISBN-13: 9780674004344

Pub. Date: 09/06/2000

Publisher: Harvard


This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He…  See more details below

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This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674004344
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/06/2000
Edition description:
Enlarged edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

IThe Preventive Impulse, 1900-1930
1Snapshots of the Poor3
2The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style19
IICoping and Rehabilitation, 1930-1960
3The Poor in the Depression37
4The Early Welfare State55
5Withering Away76
IIIDoors to Opportunity, 1960-1965
6The Rediscovery of Poverty97
7A Culture of Poverty?112
8Girding for War on Poverty122
9OEO: A Hand Up, Not a Handout138
IVThe Unsung Revolution, 1965-1973
10The Revolution in Social Welfare153
11The Welfare Explosion166
12Floors and Doors179
VReactions, 1980-2000
13Stalemate193
14Regression in the Early 1980s204
15Welfare Reform: No Consensus217
16The Amazing 1990s234
Notes245
Resources302
Index305

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