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On understanding poverty; perspectives from the social sciences.

Author: Daniel P Moynihan; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Library.
Publisher: New York, Basic Books [1969]
Series: Perspectives on poverty, 1.
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On understanding poverty.
New York, Basic Books [1969]
(OCoLC)610219376
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Moynihan; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Library.
OCLC Number: 14853
Notes: Based on papers presented at a continuing seminar of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on problems of race and poverty during the academic year 1966-67.
Description: xviii, 425 pages 25 cm.
Contents: The professors and the poor / Daniel P. Moynihan --
Class, status, and poverty / Peter H. Rossi and Zahava D. Blum --
Poverty: changing social stratification / S.M. Miller and Pamela Roby --
Inheritance of poverty or inheritance of race? / Otis Dudley Duncan --
Deprivation and migration: dilemmas of causal interpretation / Marc Fried --
Poverty in historical perspective / Stephan Thernstrom --
The culture of poverty / Oscar Lewis --
Culture and class in the study of poverty: an approach to anti-poverty research / Herbert J. Gans --
The problem of lower-class culture and poverty-war strategy / Lee Rainwater --
The elimination of the American lower class as a national policy: a critique of the ideology of the poverty movement of the 1960s / Walter Miller --
An economic definition of poverty / Harold Watts --
Identifying the poor: economic measures of poverty / Gerald Rosenthal --
Appendix: Social class research and images of the poor: a bibliographic review / Zahava D. Blum and Peter H. Rossi.
Series Title: Perspectives on poverty, 1.
Responsibility: Edited by Daniel P. Moynihan, with the assistance of Corinne Saposs Schelling.

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