Understanding Poverty (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Social Science - 576 pages
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In spite of an unprecedented period of growth and prosperity, the poverty rate in the United States remains high relative to the levels of the early 1970s and relative to those in many industrialized countries today. Understanding Poverty brings the problem of poverty in America to the fore, focusing on its nature and extent at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
  

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Contents

The Evolution of Poverty and Antipoverty Policy Sheldon H Danziger and Robert H Haveman
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I Trends and Determinants of Poverty Inequality and Mobility
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II The Evolution of Antipoverty Policies
191
III Neighborhoods Groups and Communities
357
IV Concluding Thoughts
445
Notes
473
References
507
Index
553
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Robert H. Haveman is John Bascom Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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