When Work Disappears The World of the New Urban Poor

ISBN-10: 0679724176
ISBN-13: 9780679724179
Edition: 1996
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Description: This text discusses the current erosion of blue-collar jobs in inner-city Chicago, the suburbanization of employment, their implications for the urban poor, and programs that can help this growing underclass.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This text discusses the current erosion of blue-collar jobs in inner-city Chicago, the suburbanization of employment, their implications for the urban poor, and programs that can help this growing underclass.

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.

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