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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  - Gloria - Goodreads

When I first read this book i thought it was fine. It gave a really clear depiction of how racism divided America between the urban poor and affluent white suburbia. It talks about how this divide ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sabrine Faragallah - Goodreads

This is an excellent, fact based, academically approached discussion on race and poverty in the United States. From my vantage point, the conclusions through the book were not particularly eye-opening ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alfresco - Goodreads

William Julius Wilson is a towering intellectual in the field of sociology who tackles the issues of poverty and joblessness with rigor. His critique of both the liberal and conservative view points ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brent Walmsley - Goodreads

To understand American poverty this book is a must read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Sheds light on the incredible challenge surrounding employment/unemployment in central-city areas. Think twice before saying "get a job" as it's not that easy. The historical perspective on white flight to the suburbs and the real definition of "ghetto" Read full review

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

User Review  - H Wesselius - Goodreads

A dry pedestrian read which states the obvious -- unemployment and under education are the cause of urban poverty. In some ways, the book is in your face -- for example the 40% drop in real income for ... 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  - Jacquelyn Courtrell-Washington - Goodreads

I am amazed with how much stagnation has enveloped our society. Read full review


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