The eighth edition of Programs in Aid of the Poor, incorporating new data from the 2000 U.S. census, will continue to serve instructors who want an up-to-date overview of current federal programs addressing poverty in the United States. Garth and Stephen Mangum along with economist and labor expert Andrew Sum have also prepared a companion volume, The Persistence of Poverty in the United States, analyzing the underlying causes of poverty and its persistence in America. Contents: 1. Whither Programs in Aid of the Poor? 2. Cash Support Programs 3. Provision of Services and Goods 4. Programs for the Next Generation 5. Education the Poor 6. A Second Chance for the Working Poor 7. The Future of Antipoverty Programs Reviews of Previous Editions: "This is a very good book. Few who have written on poverty and governmental measures to alleviate the problems of poor people have as much well-selected information and insight."--Philip Booth, Journal of Business "An excellent resource for sociologists, economists, political scientists, and social workers interested in aiding the poor."--John S.
Holik, Sociology "Packed into the 140 small pages of Programs in Aid of the Poor is everything that the behavioral scientist wants to know about poor people and the programs designed to assist them but doesn't know whom to ask or what sources to consult ...Superior skill in the manipulation of quantitative information and in the building of social indices is demonstrated. It is, in short, an excellent book."--W. G. Steglich, Annals of Regional Science "A handy descriptive summary of existing programs in the American War on Poverty for both the layman and the professional economist."--Joseph A. Licari, Separatum "This is an excellent little book. It is a well written and comprehensive compendium of the variety of programs that currently exist and includes the rudiments of good analysis."--James E. Hibdon, Rocky Mountain Social Science Journal "This is a businesslike, readable, and generally useful little guide to and commentary on the United States' organized antipoverty efforts ...The programs are set forth in logical sequence, measured in dollar and manpower terms, and briefly evaluated against their objectives ...We have here a remarkably comprehensive compliation whose contents should be absorbed by those who make public policy.
"--David T. Stanley, Manpower "As a primer, well-written and descriptive, this book, unlike most, will prove quite useful. No sophistication in economics is required of its audience. Thus, for the interested citizen or public official with limited time but an interest in familiarizing himself with the subject, it is a good starting point. For those with an analytic bent, however, it is a comfortable and fact-filled reference, generous in opinion and descriptive detail."--Harold M. Hochman, American Political Science Review
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Author Biography - Sar A. Levitan
Sar A. Levitan was research professor and director of the George Washington University Center for Social Policy Studies. Of his many books, sixteen have been published by Johns Hopkins including What's Happening to the American Family? (with Richard S. Belous and Frank Gallo); Working but Poor (with Isaac Shapiro); Productivity: Problems, Prospects, and Policies (with Diane Werneke); and Business Lobbies: The Public Good and the Bottom Line (with Martha C. Cooper). Garth L. Mangum is professor emeritus in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Stephen L. Mangum is senior associate dean for academic programs in the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, Columbus. Andrew M. Sum is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Labor and Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.