Reducing Poverty In America / Edition 1

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Overview

This challenging volume reflects the breadth of the debate over the existence of poverty in the United States and what can be done to eradicate it. With contributions from 21 distinguished social scientists and policy analysts, the book represents the diversity of ideas on how to effectively reduce the social ills of poverty, welfare dependency and the 'underclass'. Four areas of focus in anti-poverty efforts are examined in depth: education, community empowerment, job training and social intervention.

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Compiles the works of 21 social scientists and policy analysts who discuss ideas on how to reduce poverty and related social problems. Nineteen essays focus on issues including the underclass, education, community empowerment, job training, and social interventions. The final three essays recommend strategies for reducing poverty. Paper edition (unseen), $25.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761900078
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/21/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: POVERTY AND THE UNDERCLASS
Facing and Reducing Poverty - Michael R Darby
Poverty, Welfare Dependency, and the Underclass - Douglas J Besharov
Trends and Explanations
Poverty and the Underclass - David Hayes-Bautista
Some Latino Crosscurrents
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO REDUCING POVERTY
Can We Replace Welfare with Work? - Christopher Jencks
Reducing Poverty and Reducing the Underclass - Charles Murray
Different Problems, Different Solutions
A Dissent from the Incentive Approaches to Reducing Poverty - Glenn C Loury
PART THREE: IMPROVING SCHOOLING FOR THE POOR
Politics, Markets, and Equality in Schools - John E Chubb and Terry M Moe
Mythical Choice and Real Standards - Albert Shanker
PART FOUR: TWO STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERING PEOPLE: POLITICS AND MARKETS
Reweaving the Fabric - Ernesto J Cort├ęs Jr
The Iron Rule and the IAF Strategy for Power and Politics
New War on Poverty - John C Weicher
The Kemp Program to Empower the Poor
What We Can Learn from Grassroots Leaders - Robert L Woodson Sr
PART FIVE: JOB TRAINING: FROM WELFARE TO PAYROLLS
Welfare and Poverty - Judith M Gueron
Strategies to Increase Work
Raising Work Levels among the Poor - Lawrence M Mead
Training, Work, and Poverty - Margaret C Simms
PART SIX: REDUCING POVERTY THROUGH SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Reducing Poverty - Leslie Lenkowsky
Will the New 'Services Strategy' Do Better than the Old?
Reshaping Early Childhood Intervention to Be a More Effective Weapon against Poverty - Edward Zigler and Sally J Styfco
PART SEVEN: REDUCING POVERTY IN AMERICA
The Real Issues for Reducing Poverty - James H Johnson Jr
No More Something for Nothing - Ben Wattenberg
Cultural Aspects of Poverty - James Q Wilson

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