Understanding Poverty

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Understanding Poverty

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In spite of an unprecedented period of growth and prosperity, the poverty rate in the United States remains high relative to the levels of the early 1970s and relative to those in many industrialized countries today. Understanding Poverty brings the problem of poverty in America to the fore, focusing on its nature and extent at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Looking back over the four decades since the nation declared war on poverty, the authors ask how the poor have fared in the market economy, what government programs have and have not accomplished, and what remains to be done. They help us understand how changes in the way the labor market operates, in family structure, and in social welfare, health, and education policies have affected trends in poverty. Most significantly, they offer suggestions for changes in programs and policies that hold real promise for reducing poverty and income inequality.

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Sheldon H. Danziger is Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Teachers, scholars, policy analysts have all for 25 years depended on the Institute for Research on Poverty, in general, and Sheldon Danziger and Bob Haveman in particular to keep us up to date on the changing face of poverty in the U.S., what we are doing about it, or failing to do. This volume continues and enhances that tradition. An excellent introductory essay by the co-editors not only provides an overview of the volume but traces succinctly the trends in poverty in the U.S. and the evolution of public policies which impinge, in one way or another, upon it. The array of contributing scholars is impressive and they provide facts, analytic perspectice, assessments of policy effectiveness and proposals for new policies over a wide range of key topics. The landmark welfare reform act of 1996 receives considerable attention, as do the Earned Income Tax Credit and Social Security. But health, education, job training and even Empowerment Zones are also covered intelligently. If you, your students or colleagues need to deepen your understanding of poverty or just to catch up with the state of knowledge or the state of action, this is surely the place to start. (Robinson Hollister, Professor of Economics, Swarthmore College)

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