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The economics of inequality, poverty, and discrimination in the 21st century

Author: Robert S Rycroft
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2013.
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"Leading scholars examine the conflicting paradigms of affluence and destitution in the United States--as well as other free societies--and discuss the influence of education, race, and status on economic mobility."--Publisher information.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Rycroft
ISBN: 9780313396915 0313396914 9780313396922 0313396922
OCLC Number: 804491070
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. Causes. Introduction and guide to the readings / Robert S. Rycroft --
Part I: Measurement. Cross-national comparisons of poverty and income inequality / Steven Pressman ; The distribution of wealth in the United States at the start of the 21st century / Edward N. Wolff ; The geography of poverty in the United States / William Levernier --
Part II: Inequality and mobility. Do we face a permanently divided society? / Isabel V. Sawhill ; Inequality from generation to generation : the United States in comparison / Miles Corak --
Part III: Institutions and choices. The causes of poverty and inequality in the United States : toward a broader view / Kristin Marsh ; Why is so much of the world poor? / Shawn Humphrey and Christine Exley --
Part IV: Demographic groups and discrimination. What explains Black-White economic inequality in the United States in the early 21st century? : The effects of skills, discriminatory legacies, and ongoing discrimination / Thomas N. Maloney and Ethan Doetsch ; Closing the gender gap : what would it take? / Joyce P. Jacobsen ; From dependency to self-determination : Native Americans and economic development in the 21st century / Sarah Dewees and Raymond Foxworth ; Trends in poverty and inequality among Hispanics / Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny ; The economic characteristics of Asian Americans in the 21st century / Arthur Sakamoto and ChangHwan Kim ; Are gays and lesbians "mainstream" with respect to economic success? / Michael E. Martell ; Pension policy and income inequality in the 21st century / Mary Ellen Benedict and John Hoag ; What we know about discriminatory differentials in labor market outcomes / Matt Parrett ; Housing discrimination and residential segregation / Haydar Kurban. v. 2. Solutions. Part V: Policy. Do minimum wages help fight poverty? / David Neumark ; Globalization and earnings inequality in the United States / Keith Gunnar Bentele and Lane Kenworthy ; Immigration and inequality : why do high-skilled immigrants fare poorly in Canada? / Laura J. Templeton and Sylvia Fuller ; Educational inequality and children : the preschool and early school years / David T. Burkam ; School choice / Patrick J. Wolf and Anna M. Jacob ; The link between nonmarital births and poverty / Laura Argys and Susan Averett ; What happened to cash assistance for needy families? / David C. Ribar and Carolyn M. Wolff ; Inequalities across states in a federally funded system : the case of child welfare subsidies / Mary Eschelbach Hansen ; The impact of health care reform on vulnerable populations / Lynn Paringer ; Do labor unions have a future in the United States? / Richard B. Freeman and Kelsey Hilbrich ; Employment discrimination law / Kimberley Kinsley ; Affirmative action : pro and con / Barbara R. Bergmann ; The role of the estate and gift taxes in income redistribution / Sally Wallace ; Universal job guarantee program : toward true full employment / Yeva Nersisyan and L. Randall Wray ; Is universal basic income still worth talking about? / Karl Widerquist.
Responsibility: Robert S. Rycroft, editor.

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