ERIC Number: ED257930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Antipoverty Policy: Past and Future. Special Issue: Conference at Williamsburg.
Focus, v8 n2 Summer 1985
Summarized in this report are the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Department of Health and Human Services, and entitled "Poverty and Policy: Retrospect and Prospects." Each section of the report contains a summary of one conference session. Major themes include: (1) the effects of market income and government transfer programs on the trend in poverty over the past twenty years; (2) the effects of demographic change and income support programs on family structure; (3) the roles of the civil rights, legal rights, and welfare rights movements in reducing poverty; (4) the relative effects on low-income workers of macroeconomic events (unemployment and inflation) and of government employment programs; (5) the results of health and education programs for the poor; and (6) the political and budgetary realities that constrain antipoverty policies. The final section recommends areas for further research. (KH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Note: Report on a conference, "Poverty and Policy: Retrospect and Prospects" (Williamsburg, VA, December 1984).