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Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Miriam - Goodreads

This book was written in 1996 and it is amazing how little has changed in terms of the economic prospects of the unskilled and even of the middle class. It remains to be seen whether better health ... Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - John Sibley - Goodreads

A brilliant expose on how structural and institutional capitalism ( and racism)is far more important in determining public policy for the poor than cultural perceptions. Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Shante - Goodreads

Educational. Loved it Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Marc Shi - Goodreads

Though the book may be slightly dated by now, as an overview of the structural failings that have led to the development of high-poverty neighbourhoods Wilson's work is as fascinating as it is ... Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Hayley - Goodreads

This is a good book to read if you are curious about poverty and inner city ghettos. The author is a demographer, so he includes a lot of statistics. There are also a lot of qoutes from people who ... Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Seven - Goodreads

poverty is a social construct and sadly, as long as we live in a capitalistic society--poverty is seemingly a needed aspect. Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

William Julius Wilson has made arguably the greatest scholarly contributions to the problem of the urban poor of any academic in the last quarter century. Wilson has convincingly demonstrated a ... Read full review

Review: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

User Review  - david shin - Goodreads

A very good look at class struggle, income disparity, and the dynamic of changing neighborhoods because of "white flight." I recommend this to anyone who is remotely interested in urban issues, and wanting to see change in American society. Read full review


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