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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ending poverty in America.
New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 2007
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Edwards; Marion G Crain; Arne L Kalleberg; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity.
|Notes:||"Published in conjunction with the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."|
|Description:||x, 288 p. : ill. ; 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 --
|Responsibility:||edited by John Edwards, Marion Crain, and Arne L. Kalleberg.|
- Poverty -- United States.
- United States -- Economic policy -- 2001-2009.
- Economic policy.
- United States.