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Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

Economics of Poverty and Discrimination - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130385680

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Published: 2004
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Economics of Poverty and Discrimination - 9TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130385680

Bradley Schiller

ISBN13: 978-0130385680
ISBN10: 0130385689
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, Welfare Politics and Policy, Social Problems, and Sociology of Poverty, in the departments of Economics, Sociology, Urban Studies, Education and Social Work.

As the leading college text in the field for over twenty years, this book has been distinguished by its relevant coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The ninth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new reference material.

Features

  • NEW--Added chapter on Inequality--(Chapter2) Emphasizes income mobility, and highlights the critical distinction between equal status and equal opportunity.
    • Enables students to compare the degree of inequality in the United States to inequalities in other nations, and examine the changes in world inequality during the last 150 years.
  • NEW--Added coverage of welfare reform and affirmative action.
    • Allows students to review the latest developments and changing parameters.
  • NEW--Data, research studies, and citations throughout.
    • Keeps students up-to-date with the latest findings.
  • NEW--Updated and expanded bibliography and Website directory.
    • Each chapter ends with Further Readings and Web Links that help students to identify and access additional sources of study.
  • Multidisciplinary approach--Brings together the latest research findings from many disciplines.
    • Presents students with the most current economic issues of poverty and discrimination, as well as the social and political effects.
  • Logical organization--Consists of description and measurement of the problem, analysis of causes, and review of policy options.
    • Provides students with not only the research that is typically found in most books, but the causes and the policies that impact poverty and discrimination.
  • Up-to-date coverage--Includes welfare reforms, child support, healthcare, and job training.
    • Familiarizes students with the latest policy initiatives.
  • Detailed discussion of the new welfare (TANF) system.
    • Introduces students to an assessment of its impact on welfare caseloads and poverty.
  • An assessment of the affirmative action reversals--In California, Texas and elsewhere.
    • Shows students the effects of this initiative.
  • Numerous illustrations and assessments--Of the interplay between business cycles, poverty, and discrimination.
    • Enhances the text presentation and student understanding of these topics.
  • Coverage of "family policy," includes maternity leave and child care subsidies.
    • Examines a "hot topic" that is important in today's society.
  • Public opinion data on poverty, inequality, and racism.
    • Gives students insight as to how people view these topics.

Table of Contents

I. THE DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY.

1. Views of Inequality and Poverty.
2. Inequality.
3. Counting the Poor.

II. CAUSES OF POVERTY.

4. Labor Force Participation.
5. The Working Poor.
6. Age and Health.
7. Family Size and Structure.
8. The Underclass: Culture and Race.
9. Education and Ability.
10. Discrimination in Education.
11. Discrimination in the Labor Market.

III. POLICY OPTIONS.

12. Welfare Programs.
13. Social Insurance Programs.
14. Employment Policies.
15. Equal Opportunity Policies.
16. Directions and Prospects.

Index.

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