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The Resource Inner-city poverty, Tamara L. Roleff, book editor

Inner-city poverty, Tamara L. Roleff, book editor

Label
Inner-city poverty
Title
Inner-city poverty
Statement of responsibility
Tamara L. Roleff, book editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.5/0973/091732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
I56 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roleff, Tamara L.
Series statement
Contemporary issues companion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Urban poor
  • Public welfare
  • Inner cities
  • United States
Label
Inner-city poverty, Tamara L. Roleff, book editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index
Contents
CHAPTER 1; AN EXAMINATION OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: The Black and White face of poverty -- The welfare queen stereotype -- Crime rates in poor neighborhoods -- The struggles of young immigrants in urban America -- Low-wage earners trapped in poverty -- The myth of widespread American poverty -- CHAPTER 2: THE CAUSES OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: Various theories on the causes of poverty -- The economic factors behind long-term poverty -- The lack of job opportunities in the inner city -- Single-parent families are more likely to be poor -- Immigration is responsible for the rising poverty rate -- CHAPTER 3: SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: A "living wage" is necessary to help the working poor -- A "living wage" will not eliminate poverty -- Welfare reform is helping the poor move out of poverty -- The mixed results of welfare reform -- Workfare: successes and failures -- Corporate involvement in job-training programs -- Government support of faith-based iniatives can help reduce poverty -- The government should not rely on religious charities to help the poor -- A practical alternative to public housing projects -- Providing better housing for the poor -- CHAPTER 4: LIFE IN THE INNER CITY: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS: Living in fear -- The responsibilities of an inner-city grandmother -- Stretching the welfare check -- Trying to leave the inner city
Control code
ocm49226195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780737708400
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002023639
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Inner-city poverty, Tamara L. Roleff, book editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index
Contents
CHAPTER 1; AN EXAMINATION OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: The Black and White face of poverty -- The welfare queen stereotype -- Crime rates in poor neighborhoods -- The struggles of young immigrants in urban America -- Low-wage earners trapped in poverty -- The myth of widespread American poverty -- CHAPTER 2: THE CAUSES OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: Various theories on the causes of poverty -- The economic factors behind long-term poverty -- The lack of job opportunities in the inner city -- Single-parent families are more likely to be poor -- Immigration is responsible for the rising poverty rate -- CHAPTER 3: SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF INNER-CITY POVERTY: A "living wage" is necessary to help the working poor -- A "living wage" will not eliminate poverty -- Welfare reform is helping the poor move out of poverty -- The mixed results of welfare reform -- Workfare: successes and failures -- Corporate involvement in job-training programs -- Government support of faith-based iniatives can help reduce poverty -- The government should not rely on religious charities to help the poor -- A practical alternative to public housing projects -- Providing better housing for the poor -- CHAPTER 4: LIFE IN THE INNER CITY: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS: Living in fear -- The responsibilities of an inner-city grandmother -- Stretching the welfare check -- Trying to leave the inner city
Control code
ocm49226195
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780737708400
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002023639
Other physical details
ill.
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