Truly Disadvantaged The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 0226901262

ISBN-13: 9780226901268

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William Julius Wilson, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1966 and teaches at the University of Chicago. His scholarly work, written from both historical and sociological perspectives, has concentrated on the condition of African Americans living in inner cities, especially the underclass. He stresses urban divisions separating the middle class from the poor.

Preface
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
Joblessness versus Welfare Effects: A Further Reexamination
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
Appendix: Urban Poverty: A State-of-the-Art Review of the Literature
Notes
Bibliography
Afterword
Reflections on Responses to The Truly Disadvantaged
Index
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