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The Resource Poverty and the underclass : changing perceptions of the poor in America, William A. Kelso

Poverty and the underclass : changing perceptions of the poor in America, William A. Kelso

Label
Poverty and the underclass : changing perceptions of the poor in America
Title
Poverty and the underclass
Title remainder
changing perceptions of the poor in America
Statement of responsibility
William A. Kelso
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this timely work, William Kelso analyzes how the persistence of poverty has reversed liberal and conservative positions during the last thirty years. While liberals in the 1960s hoped to eliminate the causes of poverty, today they increasingly seem resigned to merely treating its effects. The original liberal objective of giving the poor a helping hand by promoting equal opportunity has given way to a new agenda of entitlement and equal results. In contrast, conservatives who once suggested that trying to eliminate poverty was futile now seek ways to eradicate its causes. Poverty and the Underclass suggests that the arguments of both the left and right are misguided and offers new explanations for the persistence of poverty. Looking beyond the code words that have come to obscure the debate - "underclass," "family values," "the culture of poverty"--Kelso emphasizes that poverty is not a monolithic condition, but a vast and multidimensional problem
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelso, William Alton
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
K45 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Poverty
Label
Poverty and the underclass : changing perceptions of the poor in America, William A. Kelso
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Poverty Debate. 1. Doesn't Anything Work? Is a War against Poverty Really Feasible? 2. Poverty: How Serious Is the Problem? 3. What Is Causing the Problem? An Overview -- pt. II. Explaining Poverty: Individual Explanations. 4. The Lack of Human Capital. 5. The Lack of Entrepreneurial Skills. 6. The Growing Instability of the Family -- pt. III. Explaining Poverty: Motivational Explanations Accounting for the Growth of the Underclass. 7. Rational Economic Explanations: The Liberal Version. 8. Rational Economic Explanations: The Conservative Version. 9. Cultural Explanations -- pt. IV. Explaining Poverty: Structural Explanations. 10. The Barrier of Racial Discrimination. 11. The Economy I: The Lack of Jobs. 12. The Economy II: The Lack of High-Paying Jobs. 13. The Economy III: Stagnating Productivity and the Lack of High-Paying Jobs. 14. The View from the Left: Economic Exploitation and the Lack of Political Power -- pt. V. The Changing Views of Poverty in America
Control code
30734676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780814746615
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94028203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Poverty and the underclass : changing perceptions of the poor in America, William A. Kelso
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Poverty Debate. 1. Doesn't Anything Work? Is a War against Poverty Really Feasible? 2. Poverty: How Serious Is the Problem? 3. What Is Causing the Problem? An Overview -- pt. II. Explaining Poverty: Individual Explanations. 4. The Lack of Human Capital. 5. The Lack of Entrepreneurial Skills. 6. The Growing Instability of the Family -- pt. III. Explaining Poverty: Motivational Explanations Accounting for the Growth of the Underclass. 7. Rational Economic Explanations: The Liberal Version. 8. Rational Economic Explanations: The Conservative Version. 9. Cultural Explanations -- pt. IV. Explaining Poverty: Structural Explanations. 10. The Barrier of Racial Discrimination. 11. The Economy I: The Lack of Jobs. 12. The Economy II: The Lack of High-Paying Jobs. 13. The Economy III: Stagnating Productivity and the Lack of High-Paying Jobs. 14. The View from the Left: Economic Exploitation and the Lack of Political Power -- pt. V. The Changing Views of Poverty in America
Control code
30734676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780814746615
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94028203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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