The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

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For courses in poverty, discrimination, urban problems, and welfare offered by departments of Economics, Sociology, Urban Studies, Education, and Social Work.This text has been the leading college text in this field for over twenty years. From the beginning, the text has been distinguished by its coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The forthcoming eighth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new material.show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 0130173223
  • 9780130173225

Table of contents

I. THE DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY. 1. Views of Inequality and Poverty. 2. Counting the Poor. II. CAUSES OF POVERTY. 3. Labor Force Participation. 4. The Working Poor. 5. Age and Health. 6. Family Size and Structure. 7. The Underclass: Culture and Race. 8. Education and Ability. 9. Discrimination in Education. 10. Discrimination in the Labor Market. III. POLICY OPTIONS. 11. Welfare Programs. 12. Social Insurance Programs. 13. Employment Policies. 14. Equal Opportunity Policies. 15. Directions and Prospects. Index.show more

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