The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson

The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

William Julius Wilson
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"“The Truly Disadvantaged” should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policy makers 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”
"'Must reading' for civil-rights leaders, leaders of advocacy organizations for the poor, and for elected officials in our major urban centers."—Bernard C. Watson, “Journal of Negro Education”
“Required reading for anyone, presidential candidate or private citizen, who really wants to address the growing plight of the black urban underclass.”—David J. Garrow, “Washington Post Book World”
Selected by the editors of the “New York Times Book Review” as one of the sixteen best books of 1987.
Winner of the 1988 C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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"“The Truly Disadvantaged” should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policy makers 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” “'Must reading' for civil-rights leaders, leaders of advocacy organizations for the poor, and for elected officials in our major urban centers.”—Bernard C. Watson, “Journal of Negro Education” “Required reading for anyone, presidential candidate or private citizen, who really wants to address the growing plight of the black urban underclass.”—David J. Garrow, “Washington Post Book World” Selected by the editors of the “New York Times Book Review” as one of the sixteen best books of 1987. Winner of the 1988 C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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William Julius Wilson, a MacArthur Prize Fellow, is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is past president of the American Sociological Association and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Education. In 1998 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. His previous books include “Power, Racism, and Privilege” (1976), “The Declining Significance of Race” (1979), “The Truly Disadvantaged” (1987), and “When Work Disappears” (1996).

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