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The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination,9780130173225
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The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780130173225

ISBN10:
0130173223
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2000
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL

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This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 6/1/2000.
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Summary

For courses in poverty, discrimination, urban problems, and welfare offered by departments of Economics, Sociology, Urban Studies, Education, and Social Work. This text has been the leading college text in this field for over twenty years. From the beginning, the text has been distinguished by its coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The forthcoming eighth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new material.

Table of Contents

PART I THE DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY 1(48)
Views of Inequality and Poverty
1(21)
Counting the Poor
22(26)
PART II CAUSES OF POVERTY 48(145)
Labor Force Participation
48(28)
The Working Poor
76(17)
Age and Health
93(18)
Family Size and Structure
111(14)
The Underclass: Culture and Race
125(16)
Education and Ability
141(13)
Discrimination in Education
154(20)
Discrimination in the Labor Market
174(19)
PART III POLICY OPTIONS 193(94)
Welfare Programs
193(32)
Social Insurance Programs
225(17)
Employment Policies
242(16)
Equal Opportunity Policies
258(20)
Directions and Prospects
278(9)
Index 287


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