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The Resource The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America, Lawrence M. Mead

The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America, Lawrence M. Mead

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The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America
Title
The new politics of poverty
Title remainder
the nonworking poor in America
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Mead
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty years ago, the great national issue was how to help ordinary, workaday Americans achieve the good things in life. Today, we are preoccupied with--and increasingly divided over--how to cope with the problems of poor and dependent Americans, most of whom do not work. The growth in the number of nonworking poor people--and the failure of traditional social reforms to bring them back into the mainstream--has transformed American politics beyond recognition. According to Lawrence Mead, one of this country's leading poverty experts, whose writings have helped shift national welfare policy toward work requirements, we are faced today with a new dependency politics, where the issue is no longer whether there are enough jobs for the poor but why so many poor either cannot or will not work at the jobs available. Throughout the West a politics of morals and personal conduct is driving out older disputes over workers and the organization of society. Mead provides overwhelming and disturbing evidence that passive poverty--the failure of most of the poor to work at all--reflects defeatism more than lack of opportunity. This demoralization of the poor has alienated them from the working majority, with tragic consequences both for them and for America
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
M34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America, Lawrence M. Mead
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Crisis of Reform -- Ch. 3. The Costs of Nonwork -- Ch. 4. Low Wages and Hard Times -- Ch. 5. Are Jobs Available? -- Ch. 6. Barriers to Employment -- Ch. 7. Human Nature -- Ch. 8. Policy -- Ch. 9. Welfare Reform -- Ch. 10. The Wider Meaning of Dependency -- Ch. 11. The Prospect
Control code
24870864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780465059621
Lccn
91043079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America, Lawrence M. Mead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Crisis of Reform -- Ch. 3. The Costs of Nonwork -- Ch. 4. Low Wages and Hard Times -- Ch. 5. Are Jobs Available? -- Ch. 6. Barriers to Employment -- Ch. 7. Human Nature -- Ch. 8. Policy -- Ch. 9. Welfare Reform -- Ch. 10. The Wider Meaning of Dependency -- Ch. 11. The Prospect
Control code
24870864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780465059621
Lccn
91043079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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