The Ghetto underclass: social science perspectives

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Sage Publications, 1989 - Science - 233 pages
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This volume examines the urban underclass from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Focusing strongly on policy, contributors explore such topics as demographic and industrial transitions, family patterns, sexual behaviour, immigration and homelessness. A new introduction updates recent work in the field since publication of the first edition.

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Contents

THE COST OF RACIAL AND CLASS EXCLUSION
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URBAN INDUSTRIAL TRANSITION
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ABSENT FATHERS IN THE INNER CITY Mercer L Sullivan
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William Julius Wilson, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966 and teaches at the University of Chicago. His scholarly work, written from both historical and sociological perspectives, has concentrated on the condition of African Americans living in inner cities, especially the underclass. He stresses urban divisions separating the middle class from the poor.

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