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Poverty amid plenty : a political and economic analysis

Author: Harrell R Rodgers
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1979.
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Rodgers, Harrell R.
Poverty amid plenty.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1979
(OCoLC)654802295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harrell R Rodgers
ISBN: 0201064715 9780201064711
OCLC Number: 4615761
Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. American poverty. The discovery of poverty. The continuation of poverty --
2. Poverty and distribution of wealth in America. Absolute standards. Relative standards. The distribution of income. Capitalism --
3. The rules of poverty. Elite rule. Prejudice: racism and sexism. Geographic isolation --
4. Characteristics of the poor. Poverty and race. Poverty and age. Poverty and the sex of the family head. Poverty and education. Poverty and work experience. Poverty and residence. --
5. Programs in the aid of the poor. The impact of aid programs on poverty. General problems with aid programs. Aid to families with dependent children. Food stamps. Social security (OASDI). Supplemental Security Income (SSI) --
6. Health, health programs, and health reform. Medical-care cost. Medical-care coverage. Health in America. Medicaid and Medicare. Reforming American health care --
7. Employment, poverty and economic hardship. The job shortage. Full employment versus unemployment --
8. Welfare reform. An ideal reform package. Contemporary employment and training. Programs: an appraisal. Child care. The better jobs and income program: the Carter proposal.
Responsibility: Harrell R. Rodgers, Jr.

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