The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, Second Edition
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.
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Review: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public PolicyUser 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
Review: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public PolicyUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
this seems like it's not actually very good but it's pretty influential in a specific area of public housing policy I'm interested in. Read full review