ERIC Number: ED145035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-14
Reference Count: 0
Poverty and Public Policy. Final Draft.
This comprehensive document studies poverty in the U.S. and develops a set of recommendations for dealing with the problems. It examines poverty from the perspectives of both the national economy and local areas. It considers circumstances in both labor and consumer markets and looks at public and private activities, at revenue and spending decisions, at earned and unearned income and at population groups and problem areas. Chapters are devoted to the following areas: (1) poverty concepts and measures, (2) revision of poverty standards over time, (3) poverty and the national economy, (4) problems and progress in a growing economy, (5) racial differences in the mobility of males, (6) restructuring income maintenance, (7) issues in income maintenance and social insurance, and aspects of urban development. It is concluded that the long prospects for poverty reduction are very optimistic. Both the natural course of the economy and deliberate public efforts have had and can continue to have a substantial impact. The problems which remain, however, will be the ones that do not respond readily to economic growth and with which public policy has not yet been effectively able to deal. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
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