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Confronting Poverty by Sheldon H. Danziger
Book DescriptionWhy is there so much poverty in America in the 1990s? What can be done to reduce it? In this book the leading experts review three decades of research on the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty, and prescribe an antipoverty agenda for the next decade. The authors document trends in poverty and income inequality, review government programs and policies, and analyze the public's complicated attitudes concerning these policies. They discuss the persistence and inter-generational transmission of poverty, the extent of welfare dependence, and the emergence of an urban underclass."Confronting Poverty" proposes thoughtful reforms in employment and training, child support, health care, education, welfare, immigration, and urban policies, all crafted from the successes, as well as the failures, of policies over the past three decades. Although antipoverty efforts have been frustrated by slow economic growth, rising inequality, and changes in family structure, the authors offer insightful proposals that will help us resolve the American paradox of poverty amidst plenty. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674160828
(235mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sheldon H. Danziger
Understanding Poverty, Paperback (April 2002)
In spite of a period of growth and prosperity, the poverty rate in the US remains high relative to the levels of the 1970s and to those in many industrialized countries. This text brings the problem of poverty in the US to the fore, focusing on its nature and extent at the dawn of the 21st century.
America Unequal, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Sheldon H. Danziger
The aim of this book is to document how changes in the economy, public policies, and family structure have contributed to the slow growth in family income and rising economic inequality.
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Author Biography - Sheldon H. Danziger
Sheldon Danziger is Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Gary Sandefur is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Daniel H. Weinberg is an economist with the Office of Income Security Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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