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Welfare Reform ... The Beat ... Book Shoppe


Welcome! The Beat in association with Amazon.com brings you these books to further your research or reading on "Welfare Reform"! To learn more about or to order one of the following books, just click on the book's title.



By Earl Shorris ***

New American Blues : The Private Life of the Poor
by Earl Shorris
If you missed his Harper's magazine article,
here is the published book.


Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America, by Leon Dash, Lucian Perkins (Photographer), Basic Books Hardcover
or
Paperback
("A harrowing account of the underclass, as seen through through the eyes of those trapped within it.")

*** Featured Books ***


Beating the Odds: Crime, Poverty, and Life in the Inner City
by Robert P. McNamara
Publisher: Twilight Press, Paperback


We the Poor People : Work, Poverty, and Welfare
by Joel F. Handler
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, Paperback



"When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor", by William Julius Wilson,Publisher: Vintage Books, Hardcover,



It Takes a Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty, by Rebecca M. Blank (Labor economist at Northwestern University.), Hardcover, Princeton University Press.

Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist's Portrait of Women on the Line, by David Zucchinno, Hardcover, Published by Scribner.


It's Hip To Help The Homeless
by Richard G Tripp (From the author..."How to give a hand up instead of a handout" ....sold in the midwest at major book stores...or can be ordered by writing T&G Associates, 105 North Topping, Kansas City, MO. 64123)

| Interview with the author |


Poverty (Lucent Overview Series), By Richard Worth, Hardcover, Published by Lucent Books.

Reducing Poverty in America: Views and Approaches, by Michael Darby (Editor), Paperback, Published by Sage.





Book Title Author/Publisher Description

Improving Poor People: The Welfare State, The 'Underclass' and Schools as History Michael B. Katz


Traces contemporary poverty in the United States back to the 19th century and applies it to today's welfare debate.

Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"Poverty" Ruby K. Payne Ph.D.


Baytown, Texas
RFT Publishing
3106 Sandpiper
Baytown, Texas
77521, USA
1995
Compares "situational poverty" vs. "generational poverty" and their causes. Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"Poverty in America:
The Forgotten Millions"
An Editorials on File Book
Editor:
Oliver Trager


New York
Facts on File, Inc.
A gathering of articles from the 1980's on welfare, poverty, and homelessness in the United States.
Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"Poverty:
Opposing Viewpoints"
Editors:
David L. Bender
Bruno Leone
Katie de Koster



Opposing Viewpoints Series
Greenhave Press, Inc.
PO Box 289009
San Diego, CA
921-9009
Part of the Opposing Viewpoints Series.

Asks and answers such questions:
"Is Poverty a Serious Problem in the United States?" from many differing perspectives.
Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"Regulating the Poor" Frances Fox Piven
&
Richard A. Cloward


New York,
Vintage Books
Short history of relief in Europe.

Then covers poverty, disorder, welfare and relief in the United States.
Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"The Undeserving Poor: From the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare" Michael B. Katz

New York
Pantheon Books
A review of welfare in the United States focusing on the 1960's to 1980's. Includes a discussion of Patrick Moynihan's many books on poverty in America.
Click here to learn more about this book or to order.

"Welfare:
Opposing Viewpoints"
Editors:
David L. Bender
Bruno Leone
Charles P. Cozic
Paul A. Winters


Opposing Viewpoints Series
Greenhave Press, Inc.
PO Box 289009
San Diego, CA
921-9009
USA
ISBN 1-56510-520-6
Part of the Opposing Viewpoints Series.

Asks and answers such questions:
"Is Welfare Necessary?" with author's arguments that "Welfare should be Expanded." or "Wefare should be Eliminated".
Click here to learn more about this book or to order.


 
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