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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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Stricker
ISBN: 9780807831113 0807831115 9780807858042 0807858048
OCLC Number: 938663423
Description: xiii, 345 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The 1950s : limited government, limited affluence --
Planning the war on poverty : fixing the poor or fixing the economy? --
Evaluating the war on poverty : the conservatism of liberalism --
Moynihan, the dissenters, and the racialization of poverty : a liberal turning point that did not turn --
Statistics and theory of unemployment and poverty : lessons from the 60s and the postwar era --
The politics of poverty and welfare in the 70s : from Nixon to Carter --
Too much work ethic : one reason poverty rates stopped falling in the 70s, and the stories that were told about it --
Cutting poverty or cutting welfare : conservatives attack liberalism --
Reagan, Reaganomics, and the American poor, 1980-1992 --
Staying poor in the Clinton boom : welfare reform, the nearby labor force, and the limits of the work ethic --
Bush and beyond : on solving and not solving poverty.
Responsibility: Frank Stricker.
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