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America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century

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This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.

Synopsis:

1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.

About the Author

James T. Patterson is Professor of History at Brown University.

Brown University

Table of Contents

I. The Preventive Impulse, 1900-1930

1. Snapshots of the Poor

2. The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style

II. Coping and Rehabilitation, 1930-1960

3. The Poor in the Depression

4. The Early Welfare State

5. Withering Away

III. Doors to Opportunity, 1960-1965

6. The Rediscovery of Poverty

7. A Culture of Poverty?

8. Girding for War on Poverty

9. OEO: A Hand Up, Not a Handout

IV. The Unsung Revolution, 1965-1973

10. The Revolution in Social Welfare

11. The Welfare Explosion

12 Floors and Doors

V. Reactions, 1980-2000

13. Stalemate

14. Regression in the Early 1980s

15. Welfare Reform: No Consensus

16. The Amazing 1990s

Notes

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674004344
Author:
Patterson, James T.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Patterson, James T.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
United States Social policy.
Subject:
United States Economic conditions.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Science-Public Affairs & Administration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Enlarged edition
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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