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The Ghetto Underclass

The Ghetto Underclass
Social Science Perspectives

Edited by:
  • William Julius Wilson - Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

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September 1993 | 206 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume examines the urban underclass from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Focusing strongly on policy, contributors explore such topics as demographic and industrial transitions, family patterns, sexual behaviour, immigration and homelessness. A new introduction updates recent work in the field since publication of the first edition.
William Julius Wilson
The Underclass
Issues, Perspectives, and Public Policy

Lo[um]ic J D Wacquant and William Julius Wilson
The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in the Inner City
John D Kasarda
Urban Industrial Transition and the Underclass
Mercer L Sullivan
Absent Fathers in the Inner City
Elijah Anderson
Sex Codes and Family Life Among Poor Inner-City Youths
Mark Testa et al
Employment and Marriage Among Inner-City Fathers
Sara McLanahan and Irwin Garfinkel
Single Mothers, The Underclass, and Social Policy
Marta Tienda
Puerto Ricans and the Underclass Debate
Robert D Reischauer
Immigration and the Underclass
Peter H Rossi and James D Wright
The Urban Homeless
A Portrait of Urban Dislocation

Jennifer L Hochschild
Equal Opportunity and the Estranged Poor
Lawrence M Mead
The Logic of Workfare
The Underclass and Work Policy

Richard P Nathan
Institutional Change and the Challenge of the Underclass

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ISBN: 9780803952720

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