Fighting Poverty: What Works and What Doesn't

Fighting Poverty: What Works and What Doesn't

by Sheldon H. Danziger

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ISBN-13: 9780674300866
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1986
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sheldon Danziger is Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Daniel H. Weinberg is an economist with the Office of Income Security Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Sheldon H. Danziger and Daniel H. Weinberg

2. Public Spending for the Poor: Trends, Prospects, and Economic Limits

Gary Burtless

3. Antipoverty Policy: Effects on the Poor and the Nonpoor

Sheldon H. Danziger, Robert H. Haveman, and Robert D. Plotnick

4. Poverty in America: Is Welfare the Answer or the Problem?

David T. Ellwood and Lawrence H. Summers

5. Health Care for the Poor: The Past Twenty Years

Paul Starr

6. The Effect of Direct Job Creation and Training Programs on Low-Skilled Workers

Laurie J. Bassi and Orley Ashenfelter

7. Education and Training Programs and Poverty

Nathan Glazer, Comment by Christopher Jencks

8. Macroeconomics, Income Distribution, and Poverty

Rebecca M. Blank and Alan S. Blinder

9. Household Composition and Poverty

Mary Jo Bane

10. Poverty and Family Structure: The Widening Gap between Evidence and Public Policy Issues

William Julius Wilson and Kathryn M. Neckerman

11. Legal Rights and Welfare Change, 1960-1980

Michael R. Sosin, Comment by Lawrence M. Mead

12. Social Policies, Civil Rights, and Poverty

Charles V. Hamilton and Dona C. Hamilton

13. The Political Foundations of Antipoverty Policy

Hugh Heclo

14. The Main Themes

Edward M. Gramlich

15. A Poverty Research Agenda for the Next Decade

Daniel H. Weinberg

References

Notes

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Index

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