The underclass

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Random House Publishing Group, 1982 - Social Science - 348 pages
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"A first-hand account of America's new social dropouts--street criminals, hustlers, long-term welfare recipients and the homeless--and of what might be done to bring them into the mainstream"--Jacket subtitle. Includes material on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.

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The debate about how to move people from the bottom to the middle class is still fiercely debated today. It might be a good time to go back a read Kin Auletta's study of the anti-poverty programs run by two community groups and see what worked and what didn't. Read full review

The underclass

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LJ's reviewer dubbed this 1982 volume, now out of print, "a moving narrative on the American 'underclass'--that 30 percent of the nation's poor who cannot readily enter the mainstream." In this ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

Bestselling writer, journalist, and media critic Ken Auletta was born on April 23, 1942. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and earned a B.S. from SUNY Oswego and an M.A. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Before 1992, when he began to write the "Annals of Communications" column for The New Yorker, Auletta trained Peace Corps volunteers, served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, participated in Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, was Executive Editor of the Manhattan Tribune, and worked as the chief political correspondent for the New York Post. He also was a columnist for the Village Voice and contributing editor of New York Magazine, began writing for The New Yorker in 1977, and wrote extensively for the New York Daily News. Auletta has appeared on numerous television programs and written several books, including Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way; Greed and Glory On Wall Street: The Fall of The House of Lehman; World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies; Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire; and Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.

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