- Title Pages
- Editor's Preface
- Introduction: Historical Overview of Race and Poverty from Reconstruction to 1969
- 1 From Income Inequality to Economic Inequality
- 2 Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality
- 3 Measuring Poverty
- 4 Medical Spending, Health Insurance, and Measurement of American Poverty
- 5 The Dynamic Racial Composition of the United States
- 6 The New Geography of Inequality in Urban America
- 7 The Disparate Racial Neighborhood Impacts of Metropolitan Economic Restructuring
- 8 The Demise of a Dinosaur
- 9 Suburban Exclusion and the Courts
- 10 Civil Rights and the Status of Black Americans in the 1960s and the 1990s
- 11 Poverty, Racism, and Migration
- 12 The American News Media and Public Misperceptions of Race and Poverty
- 13 U.S. Education and Training Policy
- 14 The Growing Importance of Cognitive Skills in Wage Determination
- 15 Escalating Differences and Elusive “Skills”
- 16 Earnings of Black and White Youth and Their Relation to Poverty
- 17 Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility
- 18 Where Should Teen Mothers Live? What Should We Do About It?
- 19 Family Allowances and Poverty Among Lone Mother Families in the United States
- 20 How Much More Can They Work?
- 21 Turning Our Backs on the New Deal
- 22 Fighting Poverty
- 23 Crime, Poverty, and Entrepreneurship
- 24 Violence and the Inner-City Street Code
- 25 Minority Business Development Programs
- 26 A Social Accounting Matrix Model of Inner-City New Haven
Lessons from Recent U.S. History
- (p.631) 22 Fighting Poverty
- Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy
Rebecca M. Blank
- Yale University Press
This chapter addresses important behavioral changes in low-income families in the 1990s and investigates the role of both the macroeconomy and policy in producing these outcomes. The chapter concludes by discussing how changes in poverty rates and income may be translated into measures of well-being.
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