ERIC Number: ED348406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
The Ghetto Underclass: Social Science Perspectives. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Wilson, William Julius, Ed.
The Annals, v501 Jan 1989
This volume presents the research findings of numerous scholars on the theme, The Ghetto Underclass: Social Science Perspectives. The following 13 articles are included: (1) "The Cost of Racial and Class Exclusion in the Inner City" (L. Wacquant and W. Wilson); (2) "Urban Industrial Transition and the Underclass" (J. Kasarda); (3) "Absent Fathers in the Inner City" (M. Sullivan); (4) "Sex Codes and Family Life among Poor Inner-City Youths" (E. Anderson); (5) "Employment and Marriage among Inner-City Fathers" (M. Testa, and others); (6) "Single Mothers, the Underclass, and Social Policy" (S. McLanahan and I. Garfinkel); (7) "Puerto Ricans and the Underclass Debate" (M. Tienda); (8) "Immigration and the Underclass" (R. Reischauer); (9) "The Urban Homeless: A Portrait of Urban Dislocation" (P. Rossi and J. Wright); (10) "Equal Opportunity and the Estranged Poor" (J. Hochschild); (11) "The Logic of Workfare: The UnderClass and Work Policy" (L. Mead); (12) "Institutional Change and the Challenge of the Underclass" (R. Nathan); and (13) "The Underclass: Issues, Perspectives, and Public Policy" (W. Wilson). The volume also includes reviews of 41 books in the following categories: (1) International Relations and Politics; (2) Africa, Asia, and Latin America; (3) Europe; (4) United States; (5) Sociology; and (6) Economics. (VM)
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Fathers, Ghettos, Homeless People, Influences, Lower Class, Marriage, Minority Groups, Mothers, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Problems, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Urban Problems
Sage Publications, Inc., 2111 West Hillcrest Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (ISBN-0-8039-3174-3, $24.00 paperback; ISBN-0-8039-3173-5, $36.00 hardcover).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, PA.