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Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States

Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States (Hardback)

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Poverty in the United States is worse than it was 30 years ago when the original Kerner Commission Report was issued: The poor get poorer even in the midst of a U.S. economic boom, the country is resegregating, and poor African-Americans and Hispanics are becoming concentrated in cities from which it is even harder to escape. This book shows what works and what doesn't in dealing with these problems and offers practical policy recommendations for changing America's present course.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemployment Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 17/12/1998 ISBN-13: 9780847691357  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Fred R. Harris is a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and a former member of the Kerner Commission. He is currently professor of political science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and has authored or edited fifteen books including Quiet Riots: Race and Poverty in the United States. Lynn A. Curtis is president of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, the "keeper of the flame" for the work begun by the Kerner Commission in 1968. He is a former urban policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, former director of President Carter's Urban and Regional Policy Group, and author or editor of nine books. He is based in Washington D.C.

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