Populations At Risk In America: Vulnerable Groups At The End Of The Twentieth Century

Populations At Risk In America: Vulnerable Groups At The End Of The Twentieth Century

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As this century draws to a close and the new one approaches, the United States is still struggling with serious and persistent social problems. These troubling dilemmas, including poverty, homelessness, discrimination, and severe inequity, afflict some subgroups of the population more than others, and it is the plight of these at-risk groups—childr

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ISBN-13: 9781000307733
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

George J. Demko is professor of geography at Dartmouth College Michael C. Jackson is a practicing psychoanalyst and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Beyond “Race and Culture”: American Underclasses in the Late Twentieth Century -- Society at Risk in a Society of Organizations -- Social Security and the Construction of an Underclass in the United States -- Poverty and Public Policy in the 1990s -- Inside/Outside: The Dialectics of Homelessness -- Deviance and Human Nature -- Mothers at Risk: The War on Poor Women and Children -- Successful Early Interventions for Children at High Risk for Failure in School -- Native Americans and the Demographic Legacy of Contact -- Sites of Danger and Risk: African Americans Return to the Rural South

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