Social Inequality; Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 3

Social Inequality; Forms, Causes, and Consequences / Edition 3

by Charles E. Hurst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205264840

ISBN-13: 9780205264841

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Rarely a day goes by without stories appearing in the newspapers about worker layoffs, racial problems, sexual discrimination, and increasing child poverty. We are surrounded by inescapable issue of social inequality. This book introduces the study of inequality with an even-handed, yet humane concern for the problems that arise from extensive…  See more details below

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Rarely a day goes by without stories appearing in the newspapers about worker layoffs, racial problems, sexual discrimination, and increasing child poverty. We are surrounded by inescapable issue of social inequality. This book introduces the study of inequality with an even-handed, yet humane concern for the problems that arise from extensive inequality. This is the most thorough treatment of the effects of social inequality on physical and psychological health on the market. This thorough and up-to-date book covers various forms of inequality - economic, political, racial, and sexual. The chapters about governmental policy on inequality/poverty and social movements are unmatched in other books. This book is for anyone interested in discovering the core ideas, concepts, and relationships in the study of social inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205264841
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality1
2Economic Inequality13
3Status Inequality35
4Classical Explanations of Inequality60
5Modern Explanations of Inequality89
6Sex and Gender Inequality113
7Racial and Ethnic Inequality142
8Political Inequality169
9U.S. Inequality in Comparative Perspective193
10The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances214
11Crime, Protest, and Inequality243
12Trends in Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society269
13Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality298
14Social Inequality and Social Movements314
15Inequality and Poverty Programs: Foundations and Characteristics347
16An Assessment of and Alternatives to Current Poverty Programs373
Glossary of Basic Terms391
References395
Index433

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