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WHEN WORK DISAPPEARS: The World of the New Urban Poor

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A sharp rejoinder, presented with cool and pitiless logic, to conservative analysis of the largely black urban underclass. Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Truly Disadvantaged, not reviewed; The Declining Significance of Race, 1978) bases much of this work on a comprehensive survey he conducted while at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years. The ``new urban poverty'' that Wilson ... Read full review

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