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The Resource The greatest of evils : urban poverty and the American underclass, Joel A. Devine and James D. Wright

The greatest of evils : urban poverty and the American underclass, Joel A. Devine and James D. Wright

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The greatest of evils : urban poverty and the American underclass
Title
The greatest of evils
Title remainder
urban poverty and the American underclass
Statement of responsibility
Joel A. Devine and James D. Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
The debate on persisting poverty in the United States, somewhat dampened for the past decade, has now been fully rekindled. Devine and Wright have entered that debate with an analysis that is both quantitative and qualitative, informed on the one side by urban ethnography and steeped in official statistics and relevant data on the other. The result is an incisive and cogently documented narrative account leading to policy recommendations for a new president and a new era. In The Greatest of Evils, Devine and Wright develop three principal themes. First they argue that poverty is by no means monolithic: each subgroup within the population in poverty tends to have different problems. Secondly, the so-called "underclass" within the poverty population represents a new and especially corrosive development, one that cannot be analyzed in traditional terms nor dealt with in traditions ways. Thirdly, the War on Poverty of the Sixties was not the unmitigated disaster that so many have come to believe, and offered a boldness of vision that today's poverty policies tend to lack. In exploring these themes, the authors show how the social and economic costs of poverty-related problems exceed what it will cost to find remedies that address the underlying causes of residual poverty
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DLC
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1953-
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Devine, Joel A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wright, James D
Series statement
Social institutions and social change
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  • Urban poor
  • Poverty
  • United States
Label
The greatest of evils : urban poverty and the American underclass, Joel A. Devine and James D. Wright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The definition and measurement of poverty -- Poverty then and now: what's different, what's the same? -- The contemporary demography of poverty -- Who and what is the urban underclass? -- The persistence of poverty -- The inner logic of the underclass -- An agenda for the future
Control code
27641668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780202304748
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1521652
Label
The greatest of evils : urban poverty and the American underclass, Joel A. Devine and James D. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The definition and measurement of poverty -- Poverty then and now: what's different, what's the same? -- The contemporary demography of poverty -- Who and what is the urban underclass? -- The persistence of poverty -- The inner logic of the underclass -- An agenda for the future
Control code
27641668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780202304748
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1521652

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