9780226901268

The Truly Disadvantaged

  • ISBN 13:

    9780226901268

  • ISBN 10:

    0226901262

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/10/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers essential information and a number of solutions to policymakers. The Truly Disadvantagedis a wide-ranging examination, looking at the relationship between race, employment, and education from the 1950s onwards, with surprising and provocative findings. This second edition also includes a new afterword from Wilson himself that bring the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings. " The Truly Disadvantagedshould spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policymakers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they-as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races-would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis."-Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

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