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Why America lost the war on poverty-- and how to win it

Author: Frank Stricker
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assessing American poverty and policy since 1950, this book examines an era that has seen serious discussion about the causes of poverty and unemployment. It demonstrates that most antipoverty  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Stricker, Frank.
Why America lost the war on poverty-- and how to win it.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647087181
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Stricker
ISBN: 9780807831113 0807831115 9780807858042 0807858048
OCLC Number: 122261721
Description: xiii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
pt. 1. The golden age of laissez-faire? : the 50s --
1. The 1950s : limited government, limited affluence --
pt. 2. Wars on poverty : the 60s --
2. Planning the war on poverty : fixing the poor or fixing the economy? --
3. Evaluating the war on poverty : the conservatism of liberalism --
4. Moynihan, the dissenters, and the racialization of poverty : a liberal turning point that did not turn --
5. Statistics and theory of unemployment and poverty : lessons from the 60s and the postwar era --
pt. 3. Toward a war on the poor : the 70s and 80s --
6. The politics of poverty and welfare in the 70s : from Nixon to Carter --
7. Too much work ethic : one reason poverty rates stopped falling in the 70s, and the stories that were told about it --
8. Cutting poverty or cutting welfare : conservatives attack liberalism --
9. Reagan, Reaganomics, and the American poor, 1980-1992 --
pt. 4. The poor you will always have with you --
if you don't do the right thing : 1993-present --
10. Staying poor in the Clinton boom : welfare reform, the nearby labor force, and the limits of the work ethic --
11. Bush and beyond : on solving and not solving poverty. Appendix 1 : Unemployment, poverty, earnings, and household structure --
Appendix 2 : Groups often left out of antipoverty discussions in the 60s and today --
Notes --
Bibliographical essay --
Index.
Responsibility: Frank Stricker.
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