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Danziger, Sheldon

Works: 184 works in 510 publications in 1 language and 17,226 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC110.I5, 362.580973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sheldon Danziger
Economic conditions and welfare reform by Sheldon Danziger( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains 10 papers on three key questions regarding the effects of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (prwora), which ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (afdc) program: why welfare caseloads are falling; how welfare recipients are faring; and how the states are responding to changing conditions. The following papers are included: "Introduction: What Are the Early Lessons?" (Sheldon Danziger); "Welfare Reform, the Business Cycle and the Decline in afdc Caseloads" (David N. Figlio, James P. Zililak); "What Goes up Must Come Down? Explaining Recent Changes in Public Assistance Caseloads" (Geoffrey Wallace, Rebecca M. Blank); "The Effect of Pre-PRWORA Waivers on afdc Caseloads and Female Earnings, Income, and Labor Force Behavior" (Robert A. Moffitt); "Examining the Effect of Industry Trends and Structure on Welfare Caseloads" (Timothy J. Bartik, Randall W. Eberts); "Work, Earnings, and Well-Being after Welfare: What Do We Know?" (Maria Cancian, Robert Havemen, Thomas Kaplan, Daniel Meyer, Barbara Wolfe); "Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Recent Employer Surveys" (Harry J. Holzer); "What Will the States Do When Jobs Are Not Plentiful? Policy and Implementation Challenges" (LaDonna A. Pavetti); "Cyclical Welfare Costs in the Post-Reform Era: Will There Be Enough Money?" (Phillip B. Levine); and "The States, Welfare Reform, and the Business Cycle" (Howard Chernick, Therese J. McGuire). Most papers include substantial bibliographies. (Mn)
Understanding poverty by Sheldon Danziger( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with poverty : the social contexts of neighborhood, work, and family in the African-American community by Sheldon Danziger( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays focusing on the survival skills of the poor as well as family and community support, low-income employment, welfare reform, economic conditions of African-Americans, and more
Working and poor : how economic and policy changes are affecting low-wage workers by Rebecca M Blank( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The price of independence : the economics of early adulthood by Sheldon Danziger( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More and more young men and women today are taking longer and having more difficulty making a successful transition to adulthood. They are staying in school longer, having a harder time finding steady employment at jobs that provide health insurance, and are not marrying and having children until much later in life than their parents did. In this book, a roster of distinguished experts diagnose the extent and causes of these trends. From publisher description
Fighting poverty : what works and what doesn't by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15 essays in this book discuss the success and failure of federal anti-poverty programs since the 1960s. Titles (and authors) are: (1) "Introduction" (Sheldon H. Danziger and Daniel H. Weinberg); (2) "Public Spending for the Poor: Trends, Prospects, and Economic Limits" (Gary Burtless); (3) "Antipoverty Policy: Effects on the Poor and the Nonpoor" (Sheldon H. Danziger, Robert H. Haveman, and Robert D. Plotnick); (4) "Poverty in America: Is Welfare the Answer or the Problem?" (David T. Ellwood and Lawrence H. Summers); (5) "Health Care for the Poor: The Past Twenty Years" (Paul Starr); (6) "The Effect of Direct Job Creation and Training Programs on Low-Skilled Workers" (Laurie J. Bassi and Orley Ashenfelter); (7) "Education and Training Programs and Poverty" (Nathan Glazer), with comments by Christopher Jencks; (8) "Macroeconomics, Income Distribution, and Poverty" (Rebecca M. Blank and Alan S. Blinder); (9) "Household Composition and Poverty" (Mary Jo Bane); (10) "Poverty and Family Structure: The Widening Gap between Evidence and Public Policy Issues" (William Julius Wilson and Kathryn M. Neckerman); (11) "Legal Rights and Welfare Change, 1960-1980" (Michael R. Sosin), with comments by Lawrence M. Mead; (12) "Social Policies, Civil Rights, and Poverty" (Charles V. Hamilton and Dona C. Hamilton); (13) "The Political Foundations of Antipoverty Policy" (Hugh Heclo); (14) "The Main Themes" (Edward M. Gramlich); and (15) "a Poverty Research Agenda for the Next Decade" (Daniel H. Weinberg). (Kh)
America unequal by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America Unequal demonstrates how powerful economic forces have diminished the prospects of millions of Americans and why "a rising tide no longer lifts all boats." Changes in the economy, public policies, and family structure have contributed to slow growth in family incomes and rising economic inequality. Poverty remains high because of an erosion of employment opportunities for less-skilled workers, not because of an erosion of the work ethic; because of a failure of government to do more for the poor and the middle class, not because of social programs
Confronting poverty : prescriptions for change by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in poverty and income inequality and potential solutions for such social problems are discussed. The complicated attitudes of the general public toward public policy and social problems are reviewed, with an emphasis on the persistence and intergenerational transmission of poverty, the extent of welfare dependence, and the emergence of an urban underclass. Questions of equal education, of educational policy and practice, and of the treatment of immigrants, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups are discussed briefly throughout the 16 chapters of the collection, but two chapters in particular focus on education as an important piece of the puzzle. Chapter 11, "Education and the Well-Being of the Next Generation," by Richard J. Murnane, argues that it is not sensible to conclude that changes in the quality of U.S. education have resulted in the productivity decline of recent years. The critical question concerning American education relates to the links among education, productivity, and wages in the future. Chapter 12, "Systemic Educational Reform and Social Mobility: The School 'Choice' Controversy," by Charles F. Manski, examines the effects of policy, particularly in the area of parental choice of schools, on the education of disadvantaged youth. (Contains 768 references.) (Sld)
Uneven tides : rising inequality in America( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic inequality has been on the rise in America for more than two decades. This socially divisive trend emerged from the sluggish economy of the 1970s and continued through the booming 1980s, when surging tides clearly failed to lift all ships. Instead, escalating inequality in both individual earnings and family income widened the gulf between rich and poor and led to the much-publicized decline of the middle class. Uneven Tides brings together a distinguished group of economists to confront the crucial questions about this unprecedented rise in inequality. Just how large and pervasive was it? What were its principal causes? And why did it continue in the 1980s, when previous periods of national economic growth have generally reduced inequality? Reviewing the best current evidence, the experts in Uneven Tides show that rising inequality is a complex phenomenon, the result of a web of circumstances inherent in the nation's current economic, social, and political situation. Once attributed to the rising supply of inexperienced workers - as baby boomers, new immigrants, and women entered the labor market - the growing inequality in individual earnings is revealed in Uneven Tides to be the direct result of the economy's increasing demand for skilled workers. The authors explore many of the possible causes of this trend, including the employment shift from manufacturing to the service sector, the heightened importance of technology in the workplace, the decline of unionization, and intensified efforts to compete in a global marketplace. Uneven Tides also examines the equally dramatic growth in the inequality of family income, and reviews the effects of family size, the age and education of household heads, and the rise of both two-earner and single-parent families. Although these demographic shifts played a role, what emerges most clearly is an understanding of the powerful influence of both market forces and public policy, as increasingly regressive taxes and declining public support for the poor and unemployed amplified the effect of market forces on income. With the rise in inequality now much in the headlines, it is clear that our nation's ability to reverse these shifting currents requires deeper understanding of their causes and consequences. Uneven Tides gets beyond the news stories to a clear analysis of the changing fortunes of America's families. It should be required reading for anyone with a serious interest in the economic underpinnings of the country's social problems
Securing the future : investing in children from birth to college( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pediatric, psychological, social, and economic factors are examined in light of helping children, especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds, become well-adjusted productive members of society
Detroit divided by Reynolds Farley( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing poverty, changing policies( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacies of the War on Poverty( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many believe that the War on Poverty, launched by President Johnson in 1964, ended in failure. In 2010, the official poverty rate was 15 percent, almost as high as when the War on Poverty was declared. Historical and contemporary accounts often portray the War on Poverty as a costly experiment that created doubts about the ability of public policies to address complex social problems. Legacies of the War on Poverty, drawing from fifty years of empirical evidence, documents that this popular view is too negative. The volume offers a balanced assessment of the War on Poverty that highlights some remarkable policy successes and promises to shift the national conversation on poverty in America. Featuring contributions from leading poverty researchers, Legacies of the War on Poverty demonstrates that poverty and racial discrimination would likely have been much greater today if the War on Poverty had not been launched. Chloe Gibbs, Jens Ludwig, and Douglas Miller dispel the notion that the Head Start education program does not work. While its impact on children's test scores fade, the program contributes to participants' long-term educational achievement and, importantly, their earnings growth later in life. Elizabeth Cascio and Sarah Reber show that Title I legislation reduced the school funding gap between poorer and richer states and prompted Southern school districts to desegregate, increasing educational opportunity for African Americans. The volume also examines the significant consequences of income support, housing, and health care programs. Jane Waldfogel shows that without the era's expansion of food stamps and other nutrition programs, the child poverty rate in 2010 would have been three percentage points higher. Kathleen McGarry examines the policies that contributed to a great success of the War on Poverty: the rapid decline in elderly poverty, which fell from 35 percent in 1959 to below 10 percent in 2010. Barbara Wolfe concludes that Medicaid and Community Health Centers contributed to large reductions in infant mortality and increased life expectancy. Katherine Swartz finds that Medicare and Medicaid increased access to health care among the elderly and reduced the risk that they could not afford care or that obtaining it would bankrupt them and their families. Legacies of the War on Poverty demonstrates that well-designed government programs can reduce poverty, racial discrimination, and material hardships. This insightful volume refutes pessimism about the effects of social policies and provides new lessons about what more can be done to improve the lives of the poor.--Publisher description
Child poverty and deprivation in the industrialized countries, l945-1995 by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Distributional impacts of public policies by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State policy choices : the Wisconsin experience( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How have families with children been faring? by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents facts to use in evaluating changes in incomes of families with children, focusing on the period from 1967-1984 and making comparisons with the preceeding two decades. Changes in average family income are examined, as well as income changes in a variety of socioeconomic groups. Comparisons are provided of current and past economic performance and changes in the sources of family income. The major findings were: 1)average real income increased between 1967 and 1973 and declined between 1973 and 1984; 2) these changes contrast with the 1949-1969 period, when incomes grew rapidly for all families; 3) the period from 1967-1984 was one of rising income inequality, with income declines in the lower 40% of families and increases in the top 40%; 4) poverty in families with children has increased in the 1967-1984 period due in part to growth of female-headed households; 5) income decreases would have been even greater over the recent past had it not been for the increase in working women; 6) working wives raised mean family income and reduced poverty in the bottom fifth of the population from 1967-1984; and 7) while the real level and poverty-reducing effects of cash transfers have declined since 1973, transfers still reduce poverty significantly. These findings are examined in detail throughout the report and are illustrated in tables of statistical data. (Cg)
The program for better jobs and income--a guide and a critique : a study by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity as a barrier to the transition from welfare to work by John H Cawley( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper utilizes a rich longitudinal data set -- the Women's Employment Study (WES) to investigate whether obesity, which is common among women of low socioeconomic status, is a barrier to employment and earnings for current and former welfare recipients. We find evidence that, among current and former welfare recipients, high body weight is a greater barrier to labor market success for white women than for African-American women. Among white women, we consistently find a negative correlation between weight and labor market outcomes such as employment, hours worked, and earnings. Among African American women, weight is not correlated with employment, hours worked, or earnings, but it is correlated with the percentage of months spent on welfare between interviews. We provide suggestive evidence that these differences between white and African-American women in the relationship between body weight and labor market outcomes are partly due to differential weight-based discrimination in employment"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
The effects of the Great Recession( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Confronting poverty : prescriptions for change
Understanding povertyCoping with poverty : the social contexts of neighborhood, work, and family in the African-American communityWorking and poor : how economic and policy changes are affecting low-wage workersThe price of independence : the economics of early adulthoodAmerica unequalConfronting poverty : prescriptions for changeUneven tides : rising inequality in AmericaSecuring the future : investing in children from birth to college
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Danziger, Sheldon

Danziger Sheldon H.

Danziger, Sheldon H. 1948-

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