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Ending poverty in America : how to restore the American dream

Author: John Edwards; Marion G Crain; Arne L Kalleberg; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 2007.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ending poverty in America.
New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 2007
(OCoLC)648475762
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards; Marion G Crain; Arne L Kalleberg; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity.
ISBN: 9781595581761 1595581766
OCLC Number: 79256821
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Marion Crain and Arne L. Kalleberg --
Confronting poverty and declining opportunity --
Connecting the dots / by David K. Shipler --
Economic mobility in the United States: how much is there and why does it matter? / by Jared Bernstein --
The vanishing middle class / by Elizabeth Warren --
The forces undermining the American dream --
The great doubling: the challenge of the new global labor market / by Richard B. Freeman --
The risky outlook for middle-class America / by Jacob S. Hacker --
Single mothers, fragile families / by Sara McLanahan --
A new agenda for America's ghetto poor / by William Julius Wilson --
Spurring better jobs and creating higher incomes --
Up and out: when the working poor are poor no more / by Katherine S. Newman --
The earned income tax credit / by John Karl Scholz --
Making work pay / by Beth Shulman --
Education and training for less affluent Americans in the new economy / by Harry J. Holzer --
Jobs for life / by David Spickard --
Sharing the prosperity: asset building --
Reducing wealth disparities through asset ownership / by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro --
Banking the poor: overcoming the financial services mismatch / by Michael S. Barr --
Assets for all: toward universal, progressive, lifelong accounts / by Michael Sherraden --
Making saving easier: the automatic 401(k) and automatic individual retirement account (IRA) / by Peter Orszag --
An affordable homeownership strategy that promotes savings rather than risk / by Michael A. Stegman --
Making homeownership a reality by believing in working-class families / by Martin Eakes --
The role of the entrepreneur in combating poverty / by Secretary Jack F. Kemp --
Strengthening family and community --
Why we should be concerned about young, less educated, black men / by Ronald B. Mincy and Hillard Pouncy --
A hopeful future: the pathway to helping teens avoid pregnancy and too-soon parenthood / by Carol Mendez Cassell --
Public schools: building capacity for hope and opportunity / by Dennis K. Orthner --
Getting parents and community into the school reform act / by Hugh B. Price --
Top down meets bottom up: local job creation in rural America / by Anita Brown-Graham --
Strengthening the rural community / by Ruston Seaman and Michael Ferber --
Fighting poverty with equitable development / by Angela Glover Blackwell --
Ending poverty in America / by Senator John Edwards --
About the editors --
About the contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by John Edwards, Marion Crain, and Arne L. Kalleberg.

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