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

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

Author: Frank Stricker; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Stricker; ebrary, Inc.
OCLC Number: 1200920762
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Description: xiii, 343 p. : ill.
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 --
Responsibility: Frank Stricker.


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