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Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, The

Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, The

10th Edition

Bradley Schiller

Aug 2007, Paperback, 352 pages
ISBN13: 9780131889699
ISBN10: 0131889699
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For courses in economics of poverty and discrimination, welfare politics and policy, social problems, and sociology of poverty, in the departments of economics, sociology, urban studies, education and social work.

As the leading college text in the field for over twenty years, this book has been distinguished by its relevant coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The ninth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new reference material.

Preface

Chapter 1 — Views of Inequality and Poverty

Chapter 2 — Inequality

Chapter 3 — Counting the Poor

Chapter 4 — Global Poverty and Inequality

Chapter 5 — Labor Force Participation

Chapter 6 — The Working Poor

Chapter 7 — Age and Health

Chapter 8 — Family Size and Structure

Chapter 9 — The Underclass: Culture and Race

Chapter 10 — Education and Ability

Chapter 11 — Discrimination in Education

Chapter 12 — Discrimination in the Labor Market

Chapter 13 — Welfare Programs

Chapter 14 — Social Insurance Programs

Chapter 15 — Employment Policies

Chapter 16 — Equal Opportunity Policies

Chapter 17 — Direction and Prospects

For courses in economics of poverty and discrimination, welfare politics and policy, social problems, and sociology of poverty, in the departments of economics, sociology, urban studies, education and social work.

As the leading college text in the field for over twenty years, this book has been distinguished by its relevant coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The ninth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new reference material.

“Is it hard to touch on subjects that might make some students uncomfortable? How do you manage to have students look at deeply rooted subjects objectively?”


With classrooms becoming more diverse, the challenges for dealing with a class that can insight so many strong feelings become greater.
Schiller does the best job of making the text strong. By dealing with the subject Schiller does not coddle anxiety or unease due to the subject matter; very directly students are challenged to be adults in an intelligent society.

This text consists of:

• Descriptions and measurement of the problem
• Analysis of causes and review of policy options
• Causes and the policies that impact poverty and discrimination
• Numerous illustrations and assessments

“Is it hard to keep up to date with changing laws and practices?”


Of course it is! The status quo changes with every decision in the Supreme Court, it changes after every passionate speech, it can even be challenged after South Park. Schiller is on his 10th edition, the reason for the updated editions is that students need to be current to make an impact in the real world after graduation. This text in particular, allows students to review the latest developments and changing parameters and keeps classes up to date with the latest findings.


OTHER POINTS OF DISTINCTION

• New chapter on Global Poverty that lends international perspective to poverty and inequality discussions
• Assesses impacts of 1996 welfare-reform implementation
• More focus on income mobility of poor, welfare, and minimum-wage households
• Latest evidence on school re-segregation by race and class
• Covers latest Supreme Court cases on college and secondary-school admissions
• More discussion of Social Security work disincentives
• Assesses alternative measures of income and asset poverty
• Latest data throughout, with customized Census tabulations
• Updated bibliography

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