A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123332561, 9781483214078

A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs

1st Edition

Achievements, Failures, and Lessons

Editors: Robert H. Haveman
eBook ISBN: 9781483214078
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1977
Page Count: 392
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Description

A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs: Achievements, Failures, and Lessons presents papers on the war on poverty, dealing with its origins, its education, health, and income maintenance programs, and its community action, legal services, and antidiscrimination policies. The book discusses poverty and social policy in the 1960s and 1970s; the social and political context of the war on poverty; and a decade of policy developments in the income-maintenance system. The text also describes a decade of policy developments in improving education and training for low-income populations; a decade of policy developments in providing health care for low-income families; and the mobilization of low-income communities through community action. 10 Years of legal services for the poor; and a decade of policy-developments in equal opportunities in employment and housing are also considered. Historians and people involved in political sciences will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Foreword

1 Introduction: Poverty and Social Policy in the 1960s and 1970s—An Overview and Some Speculations

2 The Social and Political Context of the War on Poverty:An Overview

3 A Decade of Policy Developments in the Income-Maintenance System

4 A Decade of Policy Developments in Improving Education and Training for Low-Income Population

5 A Decade of Policy Developments in Providing Health Care for Low-Income Families

6 Racial Change and Citizen Participation: The Mobilization of Low-Income Communities through Community Action

7 Ten Years of Legal Services for the Poor

8 A Decade of Policy Developments in Equal Opportunities in Employment and Housing

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483214078

About the Editor

Robert H. Haveman