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Author Wilson, William J., 1935-
Title The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy / William Julius Wilson.
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2012]
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 Floor3  HV4045 .W55 2012    IN LIBRARY
 Floor3  HV4045 .W55 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition Second edition.
Description xi, 317 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index.
Contents The ghetto underclass, poverty, and social dislocations -- Cycles of deprivation and the ghetto underclass debate -- Social change and social dislocations in the inner city -- Poverty and family structure: the widening gap between evidence and public policy -- Issues / with Kathryn Neckerman -- Joblessness versus welfare effects: a further reexamination / with Robert Aponte and Kathryn Neckerman -- The ghetto underclass and public policy -- Race-specific policies and the truly disadvantaged -- The limited visions of race relations and the war on poverty -- The hidden agenda.
Summary "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."--Publisher's website.
Subject Urban poor -- United States.
Inner cities -- United States.
Urban policy -- United States.
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780226901268 (paperback : alkaline paper)
0226901262 (paperback : alkaline paper)
Standard # 40021149760
OCLC number 756577756