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The Resource When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor, William Julius Wilson

When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor, William Julius Wilson

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When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor
Title
When work disappears
Title remainder
the world of the new urban poor
Statement of responsibility
William Julius Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Wilson explores how the current loss of blue-collar jobs has crucially affected American society. He discusses the effects of the "suburbanization" of employment, which has excluded the black urban poor who remain isolated in neighborhoods of concentrated unemployment, neighborhoods that once featured a sizable proportion of working families. He describes the lack of locally available training and education, and the dissolution of government and private support of local organizations that once supplied job information as well as employment opportunities. And he examines as well the attitudes of employers toward ghetto residents and the resulting effects on hiring policies
  • Interweaving the voices of scores of inner-city men and women whom he interviewed during years of intensive study, Wilson dismantles the conservative argument that the people of the ghettos lack drive and aspiration. He demonstrates that, on the contrary, their desire and quest for success and a stable life are comparable to those of society at large, but they develop within a context of constraints and opportunity drastically different from those in middle-class society
  • Finally, Wilson outlines a series of programs that can help both the urban poor and the middle class, programs that are politically feasible at a time when government is battling to reform welfare. He defines a framework of long and short-term solutions to get America's jobless working again, including a twenty-first-century version of the WPA work program, available to all; transportation alternatives to get men and women to jobs in outlying areas; and crucial training and jobs for one of the groups with the highest unemployment rates - new high school graduates. In When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson, one of the country's most highly praised and influential sociologists, makes a major contribution to the economic and social health of the nation - not only through his analysis of an almost overwhelming problem but through the practical steps he suggests toward a solution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, William J.
Dewey number
362.5/0973/091732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4045
LC item number
.W553 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
  • Poverty
  • Social Welfare
  • Urban Population
  • Unemployment
  • Pauvres en milieu urbain
  • Noirs américains
  • Quartiers pauvres
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
  • Urban poor
  • United States
  • Armoede
  • Werkloosheid
  • Negers
  • Stadskernen
  • Getto's
  • Noirs
  • Pauvres en milieu urbain
  • Noirs américains
  • Quartiers pauvres
  • Exclusion sociale
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Poor
  • City life
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
Label
When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor, William Julius Wilson
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-307) 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
The new urban poverty -- From institutional to jobless ghettos -- Societal changes and vulnerable neighborhoods -- Ghetto-related behavior and the structure of opportunity -- The fading inner-city family -- The meaning and significance of race : employers and inner-city workers -- The social policy challenge -- The American belief system concerning poverty and welfare -- Racial antagonisms and race-based social policy -- A broader vision : social policy options in cross-national perspective
Control code
ocm34355266
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780394579351
Lccn
96011803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34355266
  • (OCoLC)34355266
Label
When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor, William Julius Wilson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-307) 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
The new urban poverty -- From institutional to jobless ghettos -- Societal changes and vulnerable neighborhoods -- Ghetto-related behavior and the structure of opportunity -- The fading inner-city family -- The meaning and significance of race : employers and inner-city workers -- The social policy challenge -- The American belief system concerning poverty and welfare -- Racial antagonisms and race-based social policy -- A broader vision : social policy options in cross-national perspective
Control code
ocm34355266
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780394579351
Lccn
96011803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34355266
  • (OCoLC)34355266

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