Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980 (Book, 1984) [WorldCat.org]
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Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980

Author: Charles A Murray
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This outspoken and explosive book argues that the ambitious social programs of the Great Society to help the poor and disadvantaged not only did not accomplish what they set out to do but often made things worse.
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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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Argues that the ambitious social programmes of the Great Society designed to help the poor and disadvantaged not only did not accomplish what they set out to do, but often made things worse.  Read more...

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