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America's Struggle Against Poverty in Twentieth Century

America's Struggle Against Poverty in Twentieth Century - rev edition

America's Struggle Against Poverty in Twentieth Century - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780674004344

ISBN10: 0674004345

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
International: No

ISBN13: 9780674004344

ISBN10: 0674004345

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00

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This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon -- increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. The Preventive Impulse, 1900-1930

1. Snapshots of the Poor
2. The Gospel of Prevention, Progressive Style

II. Coping and Rehabilitation, 1930-1960

3. The Poor in the Depression
4. The Early Welfare State
5. Withering Away

III. Doors to Opportunity, 1960-1965

6. The Rediscovery of Poverty
7. A Culture of Poverty?
8. Girding for War on Poverty
9. OEO: A Hand Up, Not a Handout

IV. The Unsung Revolution, 1965-1973

10. The Revolution in Social Welfare
11. The Welfare Explosion
12. Floors and Doors

V. Reactions, 1980-2000

13. Stalemate
14. Regression in the Early 1980s
15. Welfare Reform: No Consensus
16. The Amazing 1990s