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University of Wisconsin--Madison Institute for Research on Poverty

Works: 1,181 works in 2,181 publications in 1 language and 14,338 library holdings
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Classifications: HC110.P63, 362.580973
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Fighting poverty : what works and what doesn't by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,077 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)
A Decade of Federal antipoverty programs : achievements, failures, and lessons by Robert H Haveman( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains seven papers prepared for a 1975 conference which addressed the progress and setbacks experienced during the first decade of the War on Poverty. Included with each paper are two commentaries by conference discussants. The seven papers deal with issues such as the origins of the War on Poverty, its education, health, and income-maintenance programs, and its community action, legal services, and antidiscrimination policies. Some papers point out that the War on Poverty was successful. For example, it is noted that medicare and medicaid led to increases in the access of poor people to medical care services. The Community Action Program's success with increasing the political participation of blacks is yet another example of success. Also successful was the Legal Services Program. In contrast, evidence is presented that indicates that the education and training programs of the War on Poverty were not successful. Other papers, indicate that the success of the War on Poverty is inconclusive. It is noted that the new income-maintenance programs and changes in old ones did reduce the poverty gap between 1965 and 1972 substantially, but that the policies adopted were inefficient, and in some ways inequitable as well. The poverty programs discussed are not evaluated in the same way by all the authors. Similarly, there is disagreement as to why the War on Poverty originated. Finally, an overview essay which introduces the book, cites statistical evidence that substantial progress toward reducing poverty was made during the decade. As a result of this, it is speculated that the United States will shift its attention from combating poverty to the more general issue of reducing income inequality. (Author/AM)
Income-tested transfer programs : the case for and against by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided opportunities : minorities, poverty, and social policy by Gary D Sandefur( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A healthy economy is the best offense against poverty, but economic growth alone cannot close the wide gap between the poverty rates of minorities and whites. This collection examines the socioeconomic status of racial and ethnic minorities, their experiences with poverty, and the effects of federal social policies toward minority groups from 1787 to 1987. Chapter 1, "Introduction: Social Policy and the Minority Experience" (G.D. Sandefur and M. Tienda) comprises the following subdivisions: (1) "U.S. Minorities: a Profile of Diversity"; (2) "Comparative Social and Demographic Characteristics of Minority Families"; and (3) Social Policy and Minorities." Section I, "The Economic Status of Minority Groups," comprises four chapters that discuss homelessness, unemployment, and the special problems of immigrants. Section ii, "Family and Intergenerational Processes," comprises two chapters that cover minority educational attainment, female-headed households, and economic and educational problems of the changing family. Section iii, "Social Policy," comprises three chapters and an epilogue that review federal policy toward minorities historically, the differential effectiveness of poverty programs in different ethnic groups, and current social policy trends. Most chapters include statistical data on tables and graphs and each chapter includes a list of references. Separate author and subject indexes are included. (Fmw)
Microeconomic simulation models for public policy analysis by University of Wisconsin( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus( )

in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency assistance and special needs programs in public welfare( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion papers by University of Wisconsin--Madison( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes of the poor and attitudes toward the poor : an annotated bibliography by Colin Cameron( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography is a supplement to one published in 1975. It contains similar information and is organized in almost the same fashion. A few categories were added, and a comparison of the two tables of contents will reveal the differences. The first section examines the attitudes of the poor. Some of the areas specifically dealt with are the following: (1) aspects of the life style that affect attitudes of the poor, (2) attitudes of the poor toward welfare, (3) attitudes toward other classes, (4) attitudes about the future, fate, and destiny, (5) attitudes about antipoverty programs, (6) attitudes of disadvantaged students, of minority group members, of blue collar workers, of poor women, of the aged, and (7) attitudes of the poor about topics such as race, politics, legal aid, and health care. The second section deals with attitudes toward the poor. Specifically, some of the topics included are: (1) attitudes toward the poor as welfare recipients, (2) attitudes toward the nonworking poor and toward the working poor, (3) attitudes toward minorities, (4) attitudes of employers, co-workers and managers toward the poor, and (5) prejudice and toleration. The third section deals with changing attitudes. The fourth section deals with related citations, and the fifth section deals with measuring attitudes and gauging public opinion about the poor. Survey research centers, polls, and public opinion centers are covered in the sixth section, while the last section presents sources of ongoing information and bibliographies. (Author/AM)
The treatment of assets and income from assets in income-conditioned government benefit programs : technical papers by University of Wisconsin( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural income maintenance experiment : summary report by University of Wisconsin--Madison( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community care demonstrations : what have we learned?( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus( )

in Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causal analysis of cognitive outcomes in the Coleman report by Arthur Stanley Goldberger( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the study "Public and Private Schools," the conclusions by James Coleman and others that private schools produce higher test scores and do so by employing certain school policies are not valid because the methods and interpretations used in the analysis fall below the standards for social-scientific research. Moreover, the conclusions are not warranted by their evidence. In implementing the research, Coleman and his associates used inadequate measures of cognitive outcomes, employed erroneous sampling procedures, and based conclusions on biased methods of analysis. One phase of analysis used a multiple regression approach with 17 background variables that was selectively biased against public schools. A second analysis, which attempted to show that Catholic schools are more egalitarian because they produce similar test scores among students with diverse backgrounds, was biased because it excluded relevant variables and because the range of student cognitive abilities was narrower in the Catholic sector than in the public sector. The third analysis which studied sophomore to senior change in scores did not control for background. Finally, the analysis which attributed test score gains in the private sector to selected school policies was based on choosing certain variables as "policy" without considering student ability and background. (Author/MJL)
Statistics of poverty : a bibliography by University of Wisconsin--Madison( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography is a collection of citations and illustrative tables which is meant to complement and supplement a 1976 work by the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. That work included an analysis of several social service programs such as food stamps, public welfare, housing, and the education of the poor. The illustrations in this report include tabular sets, charts, and other figures culled from sources in the public domain. Specifically, the bibliography includes the following: (1) citations to books and articles and to annotations of works located in the U.S. Bureau of the Census series about general statistics on poverty, (2) statistics on minorities, (3) statistics on economic poverty and unemployment, (4) statistics on other types of relative poverty, and (5) other citations of relevant interest. Other sources, such as ongoing serials, sources, and indexes are also included. (Author/AM)
Income support schemes : bibliography and annotations to academic literature including references to newspaper citations by Colin Cameron( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic trends affecting the future labor force by Karl E Taeuber( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews recent population and manpower projections and examines how they take into account certain unexpected shifts in demographic, social, and economic behavior. It also assesses how well the particular circumstances, trends, and problems of the nation's major minority groups have been brought into the purview of the projection process. The Bureau of Labor Statistics prepares its manpower projections by applying assumed future labor force participation rates to population projections. This author notes the fallibility of these statistics, mentioning the unpredictability of such relevant factors as epidemic diseases and immigration trends. Other areas related to the forming of manpower projections include national fertility, the fertility of ethnic minority groups, such as blacks and Mexican Americans, and demographic movement between urban and non-urban areas. The social and economic trends involved in these dynamics are complex and variable. The author of this report states that the entire effort of manpower projections is too narrowly conceived. This is evident, first, in the fact that most of the projection effort is concentrated toward producing a single best forecase rather than a number of alternative possibilities. Second, the narrowness of the approach is obvious in that there is no closely articulated continuing research effort. (Author/GC)
Conference on the trend in income inequality in the U.S. : October 29-30, 1976 by University of Wisconsin--Madison( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on poverty research( )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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