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Confronting Poverty

Prescriptions for Change

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$47.00 • £37.95 • €42.50

ISBN 9780674160828

Publication Date: 11/01/1994

Academic Trade

576 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 line illustrations, 39 tables

Russell Sage Foundation Books at Harvard University Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction [Sheldon H. Danziger, Gary D. Sandefur, and Daniel H. Weinberg]
  • 2. The Historical Record: Trends in Family Income, Inequality, and Poverty [Sheldon H. Danziger and Daniel H. Weinberg]
  • 3. Public Spending on the Poor: Historical Trends and Economic Limits [Gary Burtless]
  • 4. The Dynamics and Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Welfare Participation [Petter Gottschalk, Sara McLanahan, and Gary D. Sandefur]
  • 5. The Underclass: Concept, Controversy, and Evidence [Ronald B. Mincy]
  • 6. Poverty in Relation to Macroeconomic Trends, Cycles, and Policies [James Tobin]
  • 7. The Employment Strategy: Public Policies to Increase Work and Earnings [Rebecca M. Blank]
  • 8. Single-Mother Families, Economic Insecurity, and Government Policy [Irwin Garfinkel and Sara McLanahan]
  • 9. Updating Urban Policy [Jeffrey S. Lehman]
  • 10. Reform of Health Care for the Nonelderly Poor [Barbara L. Wolfe]
  • 11. Education and the Well-Being of the Next Generation [Richard J. Murnane]
  • 12. Systemic Educational Reform and Social Mobility: The School Choice Controversy [Charles F. Manski]
  • 13. Poverty and Immigration in Policy Perspective [Marta Tienda and Zai Liang]
  • 14. Antipoverty Policy, Affirmative Action, and Racial Attitudes [Lawrence Bobo and Ryan A. Smith]
  • 15. Poverty Politics [Hugh Heclo]
  • 16. The Nature, Causes, and Cures of Poverty: Accomplishments from Three Decades of Poverty Research and Policy [Robert Haveman]
  • Notes
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index

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