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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James T. Patterson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 334
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674004344
    ISBN 10: 0674004345
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000, SOC026000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL040000, POL023000, POL017000
    DC22: 361.6/1/0973
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    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    LC classification: HN59 .P39 2000
    DC21: 362.5560973
    Thema V1.0: JBFC
    Edition
    4, Enlarged
    Edition statement
    4th Enlarged edition
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    James T. Patterson is Professor of History at Brown University.
    Review quote
    [Patterson's] perspective on poverty continues to be an influential one in the debate about which policies help and which hurt the poor ... Readers will be reminded of many things they had forgotten, will learn some things they never knew, and will be provoked to new questions. -- Herbert Stein Fortune A splendid introduction to and review of the attitudes in the United States toward the poor and of efforts to ameliorate their condition...Patterson treats his subject with verve, energy, and considerable style...No one with any interest in the subject can afford to ignore it. -- Daniel J. Leab Political Science Quarterly
    Back cover copy
    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
    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 Notes Resources Index