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The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy

Author: William J Wilson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987.
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Wilson candidly discusses the social pathologies of the ghetto and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rise of this "ghetto underclass; " he then recommends a public policy agenda to improve  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Olin Library Black authors
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilson, William J., 1935-
Truly disadvantaged.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Wilson
ISBN: 0226901300 9780226901305 0226901319 9780226901312
OCLC Number: 15589813
Awards: Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1987.
Description: xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cycles of deprivation and the ghetto underclass debate --
Social change and social dislocations in the inner city --
Poverty and family structure: the widening gap between evidence and public policy issues --
Joblessness versus welfare effects: a further reexamination --
Race-specific policies and the truly disadvantaged --
Limited visions of race relations and the war on poverty --
Hidden agenda.
Responsibility: William Julius Wilson.


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