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Title LinkThe economics of inequality, poverty, and discrimination in the 21st century / Robert S. Rycroft, editor.
Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2013.
Description 2 v. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: V. 1. Causes. Introduction and guide to the readings / Robert S. Rycroft -- Part I: Measurement. Cross-national comparisons of poverty and income inequality / Steven Pressman -- The distribution of wealth in the United States at the start of the 21st century / Edward N. Wolff -- The geography of poverty in the United States / William Levernier -- Part II: Inequality and mobility. Do we face a permanently divided society? / Isabel V. Sawhill -- Inequality from generation to generation: the United States in comparison / Miles Corak -- Part III: Institutions and choices. The causes of poverty and inequality in the United States: toward a broader view / Kristin Marsh -- Why is so much of the world poor? / Shawn Humphrey and Christine Exley -- Part IV: Demographic groups and discrimination. What explains Black-White economic inequality in the United States in the early 21st century?: the effects of skills, discriminatory legacies, and ongoing discrimination / Thomas N. Maloney and Ethan Doetsch -- Closing the gender gap: what would it take? / Joyce P. Jacobsen -- From dependency to self-determination: Native Americans and economic development in the 21st century / Sarah Dewees and Raymond Foxworth -- Trends in poverty and inequality among Hispanics / Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny -- The economic characteristics of Asian Americans in the 21st century / Arthur Sakamoto and ChangHwan Kim -- Are gays and lesbians "mainstream" with respect to economic success? / Michael E. Martell -- Pension policy and income inequality in the 21st century / Mary Ellen Benedict and John Hoag -- What we know about discriminatory differentials in labor market outcomes / Matt Parrett -- Housing discrimination and residential segregation / Haydar Kurban.
Contents: V. 2. Solutions. Part V: Policy. Do minimum wages help fight poverty? / David Neumark -- Globalization and earnings inequality in the United States / Keith Gunnar Bentele and Lane Kenworthy -- Immigration and inequality: why do high-skilled immigrants fare poorly in Canada? / Laura J. Templeton and Sylvia Fuller -- Educational inequality and children: the preschool and early school years / David T. Burkam -- School choice / Patrick J. Wolf and Anna M. Jacob -- The link between nonmarital births and poverty / Laura Argys and Susan Averett -- What happened to cash assistance for needy families? / David C. Ribar and Carolyn M. Wolff -- Inequalities across states in a federally funded system: the case of child welfare subsidies / Mary Eschelbach Hansen -- The impact of health care reform on vulnerable populations / Lynn Paringer -- Do labor unions have a future in the United States? / Richard B. Freeman and Kelsey Hilbrich -- Employment discrimination law / Kimberley Kinsley -- Affirmative action: pro and con / Barbara R. Bergmann -- The role of the estate and gift taxes in income redistribution / Sally Wallace -- Universal job guarantee program: toward true full employment / Yeva Nersisyan and L. Randall Wray -- Is universal basic income still worth talking about? / Karl Widerquist.
Summary "Leading scholars examine the conflicting paradigms of affluence and destitution in the United States--as well as other free societies--and discuss the influence of education, race, and status on economic mobility." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkEquality -- United States.
LinkIncome distribution -- United States.
LinkDiscrimination -- United States.
LinkEconomics -- United States.
LinkUnited States -- Social policy -- 21st century.
Subject LinkDiscrimination.
LinkEconomics.
LinkEquality.
LinkIncome distribution.
LinkSocial policy.
LinkUnited States.
Add.Author LinkRycroft, Robert S.

System Number 000678729
ISBN Link9780313396915 (hard copy : alk. paper)
Link0313396914 (hard copy : alk. paper)
Link9780313396922 (e-book)
Link0313396922 (e-book)

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