ERIC Number: ED273723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Fighting Poverty: What Works and What Doesn't.
Danziger, Sheldon H., Ed.; Weinberg, Daniel H., Ed.
The 15 essays in this book discuss the success and failure of federal anti-poverty programs since the 1960s. Titles (and authors) are: (1) "Introduction" (Sheldon H. Danziger and Daniel H. Weinberg); (2) "Public Spending for the Poor: Trends, Prospects, and Economic Limits" (Gary Burtless); (3) "Antipoverty Policy: Effects on the Poor and the Nonpoor" (Sheldon H. Danziger, Robert H. Haveman, and Robert D. Plotnick); (4) "Poverty in America: Is Welfare the Answer or the Problem?" (David T. Ellwood and Lawrence H. Summers); (5) "Health Care for the Poor: The Past Twenty Years" (Paul Starr); (6) "The Effect of Direct Job Creation and Training Programs on Low-Skilled Workers" (Laurie J. Bassi and Orley Ashenfelter); (7) "Education and Training Programs and Poverty" (Nathan Glazer), with comments by Christopher Jencks; (8) "Macroeconomics, Income Distribution, and Poverty" (Rebecca M. Blank and Alan S. Blinder); (9) "Household Composition and Poverty" (Mary Jo Bane); (10) "Poverty and Family Structure: The Widening Gap between Evidence and Public Policy Issues" (William Julius Wilson and Kathryn M. Neckerman); (11) "Legal Rights and Welfare Change, 1960-1980" (Michael R. Sosin), with comments by Lawrence M. Mead; (12) "Social Policies, Civil Rights, and Poverty" (Charles V. Hamilton and Dona C. Hamilton); (13) "The Political Foundations of Antipoverty Policy" (Hugh Heclo); (14) "The Main Themes" (Edward M. Gramlich); and (15) "A Poverty Research Agenda for the Next Decade" (Daniel H. Weinberg). (KH)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Low Income, Political Issues, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Unemployment, Welfare Services
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Note: Revised versions of papers presented at a conference sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (Williamsburg, VA, December 1984).