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Reducing Poverty in America
Views and Approaches

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Ethnic Studies (General)

January 1996 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This challenging volume reflects the breadth of the debate over the existence of poverty in the United States and what can be done to eradicate it. With contributions from 21 distinguished social scientists and policy analysts, the book represents the diversity of ideas on how to effectively reduce the social ills of poverty, welfare dependency and the `underclass'. Four areas of focus in anti-poverty efforts are examined in depth: education, community empowerment, job training and social intervention.
 
PART ONE: POVERTY AND THE UNDERCLASS
Michael R Darby
Facing and Reducing Poverty
Douglas J Besharov
Poverty, Welfare Dependency, and the Underclass
Trends and Explanations  
David Hayes-Bautista
Poverty and the Underclass
Some Latino Crosscurrents  
 
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO REDUCING POVERTY
Christopher Jencks
Can We Replace Welfare with Work?
Charles Murray
Reducing Poverty and Reducing the Underclass
Different Problems, Different Solutions  
Glenn C Loury
A Dissent from the Incentive Approaches to Reducing Poverty
 
PART THREE: IMPROVING SCHOOLING FOR THE POOR
John E Chubb and Terry M Moe
Politics, Markets, and Equality in Schools
Albert Shanker
Mythical Choice and Real Standards
 
PART FOUR: TWO STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERING PEOPLE: POLITICS AND MARKETS
Ernesto J Cortés Jr
Reweaving the Fabric
The Iron Rule and the IAF Strategy for Power and Politics  
John C Weicher
New War on Poverty
The Kemp Program to Empower the Poor  
Robert L Woodson Sr
What We Can Learn from Grassroots Leaders
 
PART FIVE: JOB TRAINING: FROM WELFARE TO PAYROLLS
Judith M Gueron
Welfare and Poverty
Strategies to Increase Work  
Lawrence M Mead
Raising Work Levels among the Poor
Margaret C Simms
Training, Work, and Poverty
 
PART SIX: REDUCING POVERTY THROUGH SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Leslie Lenkowsky
Reducing Poverty
Will the New `Services Strategy' Do Better than the Old?  
Edward Zigler and Sally J Styfco
Reshaping Early Childhood Intervention to Be a More Effective Weapon against Poverty
 
PART SEVEN: REDUCING POVERTY IN AMERICA
James H Johnson Jr
The Real Issues for Reducing Poverty
Ben Wattenberg
No More Something for Nothing
James Q Wilson
Cultural Aspects of Poverty

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