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When work disappears: The world of the new urban poor

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:41
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-0-679-72417-9
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Wilson, William Julius
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Place Published: 
New York
Published Date: 
07/29/1997
Published Date (Date): 
Tuesday, July 29, 1997
Year: 
1997
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Abstract: 

Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's inner cities--from fatherless households to drugs and violent crime--stem directly from the disappearance of blue-collar jobs in the wake of a globalized economy. Wilson's achievement is to portray this crisis as one that affects all Americans, and to propose solutions whose benefits would be felt across our society. At a time when welfare is ending and our country's racial dialectic is more strained than ever, When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work. (publisher abstract)

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Page Count: 
352
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Research Notes: 
The topic is relevant, but I can't see any sort of preview of the book so I can't really verify the methodology DK
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