Losing Ground American Social Policy, 1950-1980

ISBN-10: 0465042333

ISBN-13: 9780465042333

Edition: 10th 1994

Authors: Charles Murray
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Description: This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for

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List price: $25.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/7/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A Note On Presentation
Introduction To The Tenth-Anniversary Edition
A Generous Revolution
The Kennedy Transition
"The System Is to Blame"
Implementing the Elite Wisdom
Being Poor, Being Black: 1950-1980
Wages and Occupations
The Family
The View from 1966
Interpreting the Data
The Social Scientists and the Great Experiment
Incentives to Fail I: Maximizing Short-Term Gains
Incentives to Fail II: Crime and Education
The Destruction of Status Rewards
PAR IV: Rethinking Social Policy
What Do We Want to Accomplish?
The Constraints on Helping
Choosing a Future
Appendix: The Data
Glossary of Source Abbreviations
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