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America’s Struggle against Poverty, 1900–1994

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423718

Publication Date: 01/01/1995

309 pages


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  • I. The Preventive Impulse, 1900–1930
    • 1. Snapshots of the Poor
    • 2. The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style
  • II. Coping and Rehabilitation, 1930–1960
    • 3. The Poor in the Depression
    • 4. The Early Welfare State
    • 5. Withering Away
  • III. Doors to Opportunity, 1960–1965
    • 6. The Rediscovery of Poverty
    • 7. A Culture of Poverty?
    • 8. Girding for War on Poverty
    • 9. OEO: A Hand Up, Not a Handout
  • IV. The Unsung Revolution, 1965–1973
    • 10. The Revolution in Social Welfare
    • 11. The Welfare Expansion
    • 12. Floors and Doors
  • V. Reactions, 1980–1994
    • 13. Stalemate
    • 14. Regression in the Early 1980s
    • 15. Welfare Reform: No Consensus
  • Notes
  • Resources
  • Index

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