ERIC Number: ED263295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Losing Ground: A Critique. Institute for Research on Poverty Special Report Series #38.
McLanahan, Sara; And Others
Five papers which criticize Charles Murray's book, "Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980" are presented in this report. In general, the papers dispute Murray's thesis that the poor did not benefit from social policies but were, instead, substantially harmed by these programs. The papers (and their authors) are: (1) "Charles Murray and the Family" (Sara McLanahan); (2) "Comments on Murray's Analysis of the Impact of the War on Poverty on the Labor Market Behavior of the Poor" (Glen Cain); (3) "Comments on Schooling" (Michael Olneck); (4) "The 1965-1970 Crime Increase as Seen by Charles Murray: A Critique" (Irving Piliavin); and (5) "Social Programs--A Partial Solution to, but Not a Cause of Poverty: An Alternative to Charles Murray's View" (Sheldon Danziger and Peter Gottschalk). (KH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Crime, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Employment, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Federal Programs, Government Role, Illegitimate Births, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Youth Employment
Institute for Research on Poverty, 3412 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.