Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 / Edition 2

Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 / Edition 2

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by Charles Murray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465042333

ISBN-13: 9780465042333

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Basic Books


This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for its supposed beneficiaries, the poor and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by recommending that we abolish welfare reform, but his position launched

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This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for its supposed beneficiaries, the poor and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by recommending that we abolish welfare reform, but his position launched a debate culminating in President Clinton’s proposal “to end welfare as we know it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465042333
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
797,457
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


A Note on Presentation
Preface
Introduction to the 2015 Edition

Prologue

PART I
A Generous Revolution

1. The Kennedy Transition
2. “The System Is to Blame”
3. Implementing the Elite Wisdom

PART II
Being Poor, Being Black: 1950–1980

4. Poverty
5. Employment
6. Wages and Occupations
7. Education
8. Crime
9. The Family
10. The View from 1966

PART III
Interpreting the Data

11. The Social Scientists and the Great Experiment
12. Incentives to Fail I: Maximizing Short-Term Gains
13. Incentives to Fail II: Crime and Education
14. The Destruction of Statues Rewards

PART IV
Rethinking Social Policy

15. What Do We Want to Accomplish?
16. The Constraints on Helping
17. Choosing a Future

Appendix: The Data
Notes
Glossary on Source Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in poverty and welfare.