How Can the Poor Be Helped?

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help ...

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737751567
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Series: At Issue Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Welfare Reforms Have Been Successful in Helping America's Poor Jeff Jacoby 12

2 Welfare Reforms Have Not Been a Complete Success Katha Pollitt 16

3 Government Programs Should Be More Tailored to America's Poor Margaret Simms 21

4 Government Welfare Hurts Society and Does Not Benefit the Poor: The Libertarian Party 26

5 Education Can Help People out of Poverty Michelle Rhee 30

6 Is Education the Cure for Poverty? Jared Bernstein 35

7 Marriage Reduces Poverty Robert Rector 42

8 Marriage Is Not the Answer to Poverty Polly Toynbee 50

9 Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help the Poor Holly Sklar 55

10 Wage Regulation Will Not Help the Poor Bill Barnes 66

11 Capitalism Is the Cure for Poverty Robert Gelinas 73

12 Unregulated Capitalism Exploits the Poor Barbara Ehrenreich 78

13 Africa Needs Trade More than Aid William Easterly 82

14 Microfinance Can Alleviate Poverty Daniel Howden 87

Organizations to Contact 92

Bibliography 97

Index 101

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