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The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date July 10, 2012
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226901268
ISBN-10 0226901262
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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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 Disadvantaged is 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 brings the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings.

The Truly Disadvantaged should 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



Editions
Hardcover
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 30, 1993)
9780226901305 | details & prices | 261 pages | List price $19.95
About: Wilson candidly discusses the social pathologies of the ghetto and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rise of this "ghetto underclass; " he then recommends a public policy agenda to improve the life chances of this group.
Paperback
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2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (July 10, 2012)
9780226901268 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $20.00
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 15, 1990)
9780226901312 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.70 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.50

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