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Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980

Author: Charles A Murray
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1984.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murray, Charles A.
Losing ground.
New York : Basic Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)644602137
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Murray
ISBN: 0465042317 9780465042319 0465042325 9780465042326 0465042333 9780465042333
OCLC Number: 11192370
Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A generous revolution. The Kennedy transition ; "The system is to blame" ; Implementing the elite wisdom --
Being poor, being black : 1950-1980. Poverty ; Employment ; Wages and occupations ; Education ; Crime ; The family ; The view from 1966 --
Interpreting the data. The social scientists and the great experiment ; Incentives to fail I : maximizing short-term gains ; Incentives to fail II : crime and education ; The destruction of status rewards --
Rethinking social policy. What do we want to accomplish? ; The constraints on helping ; Choosing a future.
Responsibility: Charles Murray.

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