Poverty and Poverty Alleviation Strategies in North America

Poverty and Poverty Alleviation Strategies in North America

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This book is a dialogue about poverty in North America, especially in Mexico and the United States. Poverty has different roots and different manifestations, and requires different responses, whether in the Mississippi delta, in Native American reservations, among single-parent families in inner cities, or in Mexico's rural southern states and in its urban areas. In this book, twelve poverty scholars in Mexico and the United States contribute to the understanding of the roots of poverty and build knowledge about effective policy alleviation strategies. After setting the context of poverty and place in North America, the book focuses on three areas of policy response: macroeconomic policy, education policy, and safety nets. Within each section, the authors explore the dimensions of the poverty problem and alternative responses. A final chapter by the editors - from the United States and from Mexico - raises provocative questions about poverty in North America as a whole.

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About Mary Jo Bane

Mary Jo Bane is the Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Rene Zenteno is Professor of Sociology at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico.

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