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Improving poor people : the welfare state, the "underclass," and urban schools as history

Author: Michael B Katz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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Why have American governments proved unable to redesign a welfare system that will satisfy anyone? Are there constructive ways to think about welfare, poverty, and public education? This book shows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Katz
ISBN: 0691016054 9780691016054
OCLC Number: 37848098
Description: xi, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER ONE. The Welfare State 19 CHAPTER TWO. The "Underclass" 60 CHAPTER THREE. Urban Schools 99 CHAPTER FOUR. Surviving Poverty 144 INDEX 173
Responsibility: Michael B. Katz.

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"As a concise overview of twenty-five years of writing on poverty, welfare, and public education, this is an exceptionally valuable and important book...It will be read widely by social scientists, Read more...

 
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