The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

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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.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 172.72 x 238.76 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130385689
  • 9780130385680

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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