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America's struggle against poverty in the twentieth century

Author: James T Patterson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," years of extraordinary performance of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Patterson
ISBN: 0674004345 9780674004344
OCLC Number: 634868906
Description: XIV, 312 Seiten
Contents: I. The Preventive Impulse, 1900-1930 1. Snapshots of the Poor 2. The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style II. Coping and Rehabilitation, 1930-1960 3. The Poor in the Depression 4. The Early Welfare State 5. Withering Away III. Doors to Opportunity, 1960-1965 6. The Rediscovery of Poverty 7. A Culture of Poverty? 8. Girding for War on Poverty 9. OEO: A Hand Up, Not a Handout IV. The Unsung Revolution, 1965-1973 10. The Revolution in Social Welfare 11. The Welfare Explosion 12 Floors and Doors V. Reactions, 1980-2000 13. Stalemate 14. Regression in the Early 1980s 15. Welfare Reform: No Consensus 16. The Amazing 1990s Notes Resources Index
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[Patterson's] perspective on poverty continues to be an influential one in the debate about which policies help and which hurt the poor ... Readers will be reminded of many things they had forgotten, Read more...

 
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