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Antipoverty Policy for the Excluded Poor


  • Herbert Gans


A tragically large proportion of the officially poor in America are chronically poverty-struck. They remain at the bottom virtually all their lives. Moreover, as this sociologist ably shows, they are typically blamed for their problems. He wants to develop programs that explain rather than blame, as he puts it, as well as policies that can change the course of life for these desperate Americans.

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  • Herbert Gans, 2009. "Antipoverty Policy for the Excluded Poor," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 52(6), pages 79-95.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:52:y:2009:i:6:p:79-95
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132520604

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