The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 29, 2012 - Social Science - 320 pages
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Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers essential information and a number of solutions to policymakers. The Truly Disadvantaged is a wide-ranging examination, looking at the relationship between race, employment, and education from the 1950s onwards, with surprising and provocative findings. This second edition also includes a new afterword from Wilson himself that brings the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings.

The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policymakers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they—as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races—would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis.”—Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

  

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Review: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

User Review  - S. McLean - Goodreads

While there is a spatial mismatch with regards to the lack of cultural capital, network opportunities, resources, and deteriorating infrastructure, the case of the working poor Blacks is more than ... Read full review

Review: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This is the classic statement of Wilson's idea of the underclass, the punchline being that increasing prosperity and diminishing discrimination for African-Americans led to a situation in which the ... Read full review

Contents

Part II The Ghetto Underclass and Public Policy
107
Notes
189
Bibliography
225
Part III Afterword
249
Index
311
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About the author (2012)

William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

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