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Rainwater, Lee

Overview
Works: 140 works in 546 publications in 2 languages and 17,240 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: E185.86, 301.45196073
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Most widely held works by Lee Rainwater
The Moynihan report and the politics of controversy; a Trans-action social science and public policy report by Lee Rainwater( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind ghetto walls : Black families in a federal slum by Lee Rainwater( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research on which this book is based began as a study of problems in a public housing project, Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis, and ended as a study of the dynamics of socioeconomic inquiry. The original principal investigators were concerned with what could be learned about the people in the project to assist governmental agencies. As the study developed, the principal policy concerns shifted toward questions involving the changes in the socioeconomic system that would be necessary to eliminate the kinds of inequality from which the residents of Pruitt-Igoe suffer. These shifts mirror the basic change during the 1960's in the focus of social diagnosis. In the research process itself, this meant that instead of addressing the subjects of research primarily as tenants in a public housing project, researchers came to be interested in them as lower-class black people, and even more generally as representative members of the American underclass, a group of many hues. Most of the data was collected roughly from the summer of 1963 through 1966. The questions treated here concern the kinds of interpersonal relationships that develop in nuclear families, the socialization processes operating in families in a slum environment, the informal relationships of children and adolescents with each other, and, finally, the world views arising from the life existences of the Pruitt-Igoeans and the ways they make use of this framework to order their experiences and make sense out of them. (Author/JM)
And the poor get children : sex, contraception, and family planning in the working class by Lee Rainwater( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social standing in America : new dimensions of class by Richard Patrick Coleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the family by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book takes stock of the state of the family in the United States today and addresses the ways in which public policy affects the family and vice versa."--Jacket
Poor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspective by Lee Rainwater( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workingman's wife; her personality, world and life style by Lee Rainwater( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul by Lee Rainwater( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family design; marital sexuality, family size, and contraception by Lee Rainwater( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social problems and public policy: inequality and justice by Lee Rainwater( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic volume was originally designed as an introduction to social science perspectives on a broad range of social issues in American society, specifi cally the complex social problems of the 1960s. Because the volume is structured as a survey, it is neither exhaustive or defi nitive. It does provide a wide range of information about these problems, as well as the many diff erent policy initiatives that were developed to cope with them. Readers can learn a great deal about the common themes, predilections and quandaries that characterized United States responses to the complex problems of the 1960s and the patterns of inequality and injustice prevalent at that time. The essays were selected to cover the range of substantive problematic issues of the period, the social science perspectives that were brought to bear on them, and the range of social science methodologies used. Finally, the selections emphasize the contributions that can be made to understanding social problems by intensive and rigorous social science research. Journalists and popular writers use a common sense approach to their study of social problems, and the results are often imaginative and incisive. Th e tools of social scientists produce information and analyses that contribute far more to our understanding than even the most insightful journalist can achieve. Th e selections in this volume highlight the deeper and more fundamental understanding of social issues that can come from rigorous analysis of government statistics, and from special sample surveys, from in-depth ethnographic studies. Lee Rainwater is professor emeritus of sociology at Harvard University. He was one of the original founders of Transaction Publishers. He has written books and articles in many professional journals
Social problems and public policy: deviance and liberty by Lee Rainwater( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What money buys : inequality and the social meanings of income by Lee Rainwater( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty, inequality, and income distribution in comparative perspective : the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) by Timothy M Smeeding( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professional scientist; a study of American chemists by Anselm L Strauss( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black experience: soul by Lee Rainwater( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader? by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations, and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere."--Jacket
Income packaging in the welfare state : a comparative study of family income by Lee Rainwater( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public/private interplay in social protection : a comparative study( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stagnation and renewal in social policy : the rise and fall of policy regimes by Martin Rein( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income distribution in OECD countries : evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study by A. B Atkinson( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The future of the family
Alternative Names
Rainwater, L. 1928-

レーンウォーター, リー

Languages
English (313)

Italian (1)

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The future of the familyPoor kids in a rich country : America's children in comparative perspectiveFamily design; marital sexuality, family size, and contraceptionSocial problems and public policy: inequality and justiceSocial problems and public policy: deviance and libertyThe professional scientist; a study of American chemistsWealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader?Public/private interplay in social protection : a comparative studyStagnation and renewal in social policy : the rise and fall of policy regimes