9780465059959

Poor Support : Poverty in the American Family

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465059959

  • ISBN10:

    0465059953

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-09-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

The subject of aNew York Times Magazinecover story of December 8, 1996, David Ellwood is one of the country's leading experts on poverty. In this book he describes who the poor are, explains why they are poor, and suggests new policies for helping them.Poor Supportis a major reinterpretation of the various forms that poverty takes in American families and what can be done to alleviate the problem.

Author Biography

David T. Ellwood is professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Beyond Welfare
3(11)
Values and the Helping Conundrums
14(31)
The Transformation of America's Families
45(36)
Poverty Among Two-Parent Families
81(47)
Poverty Among Single-Parent Families
128(61)
Ghetto Poverty
189(42)
Choosing a Future
231(14)
Notes 245(18)
Index 263

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