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The Foundation directory( )

in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty traps by Samuel Bowles( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much popular belief, and public policy, rests on the idea that those born into poverty have it in their powers to escape. But the persistence of poverty and ever-growing economic inequality around the world has led to many economists to seriously question the model of individual economic self-determination when it comes to the poor. In this book, the contributors argue that there are many conditions that may trap individuals, groups, and whole economies in intractable poverty. For the first time the editors have brought together the perspectives of economies, economic history, and sociology to assess what we know, and don't know, about such traps
Categorically unequal : the American stratification system by Douglas S Massey( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States holds the dubious distinction of having the most unequal income distribution of any advanced industrialized nation. While other developed countries face similar challenges from globalization and technological change, none rivals America's singularly poor record for equitably distributing the benefits and burdens of recent economic shifts. In Categorically Unequal, Douglas S. Massey weaves together history, political economy, and even neuropsychology to provide a comprehensive explanation of how America's culture and political system perpetuates inequalities between different segments of the population."--BOOK JACKET
Religion and democracy in the United States : danger or opportunity? by Alan Wolfe( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church and state remains hotly contested. While the examination of religion's influence in politics has long been neglected, in the last decade the subject has finally garnered the attention it deserves. In Religion and Democracy in the United States, prominent scholars consider the ways Americans understand the relationship between their religious beliefs and the political arena. --From publisher's description
A nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of America by Aristide R Zolberg( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Nation by Design is a thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship. Zolberg's book shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires."--Jacket
Two worlds of childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R. by Urie Bronfenbrenner( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on cross-cultural research data and related findings, this book presents a comparative examination of the socialization process in the Soviet Union and the United States, and relates the findings to the present and future societies at large. It begins with descriptive facts, examines their implications in light of data and theory from the social sciences, and ends with a blueprint for change within our own society. The socialization process is analyzed as it occurs in a series of social contexts beginning with the family, then proceeding to other settings such as preschool centers, children's groups, classrooms, neighborhoods, communities, and the nation as a whole. In terms of socialization, the major difference between the two cultures lies in the contrast between a collective centered and family-centered system of child rearing. The first chapters consider the role of family and collective settings in the Soviet Union and their psychological implications. The remainder of the book considers American approaches to socialization, identifying and describing the major environmental influences on the behavior and development of children, and their increasing importance. The author concludes that the rather different Soviet approach to socialization has significance for our own problems. (Author/JLB)
Making Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policy by Robert F Schoeni( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States spends billions of dollars annually on social and economic policies aimed at improving the lives of its citizens, but the health consequences associated with these policies are rarely considered. In Making Americans Healthier, a group of multidisciplinary experts shows how social and economic policies seemingly unrelated to medical well-being have dramatic consequences for the health of the American people." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Prosperity for all? : the economic boom and African Americans by Robert D Cherry( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though African American men are currently less likely to leave the work force, the number of those who do not find work at all has grown substantially, indicating that joblessness is now concentrated among the most alienated members of the population. Other chapters offer evidence that racial inequality is still pervasive. Prosperity for All? ascribes black disadvantage in the labor force to employer discrimination, particularly when there is strong competition for jobs
Resilient city : the economic impact of 9/11( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assessing multiple facets of the New York City economy in the years after 9/11, Resilient City discerns many hopeful signs among persistent troubles. Analysis by economist Sanders Korenman indicates that the value of New York-based companies did not fall relative to other firms, indicating that investors still believe that there are business advantages to operating in New York despite higher rates of terrorism insurance and concerns about future attacks. Cordelia W. Reimers separates the economic effects of 9/11 from the effects of the 2001 recession by comparing employment and wage trends for disadvantaged workers in New York with those in five major U.S. cities. She finds that New Yorkers fared at least as well as people in other cities, suggesting that the decline in earnings and employment for low-income New York workers in 2002 was due more to the recession than to the effects of 9/11. Still, troubles remain for New York City. Howard Chernick considers the substantial fiscal implications of the terrorist attacks on New York City, estimating that the attack cost the city about three billion dollars in the first two years alone; a sum that the city now must make up through large tax increases, spending cuts, and substantial additional borrowing, which will inevitably be a burden on future budgets." "The terrorist attacks of 9/11 dealt a severe blow to the economy of New York City, but it was far from a knock-out punch. Resilient City shows that New York's dynamic, flexible economy has absorbed the pain and hardships of the attacks, and provides a thorough, authoritative assessment of what, so far, has been a strong recovery for New York."--Jacket
Social science for what? : philanthropy and the social question in a world turned rightside up by Alice O'Connor( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Engaging the social question at the early Russell Sage Foundation -- Social science, the social question, and the value-neutrality debate -- Reversing roles, recasting the debate, and changing history -- The poor law, the social question, and the new politics of reform -- The gospel of wealth, the social question, and the counterattack -- Conclusion
Contentious city : the politics of recovery in New York City by Russell Sage Foundation( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moving forward after the destruction of the Twin Towers was a daunting task, made more difficult by the numerous competing claims on the site and the varied opinions on how it should be used in the future. Contentious City brings together the voices surrounding this intense debate, and helps to make sense of the rival interests vying for control over one of the most controversial urban development programs in history."--Jacket
State of the union : America in the 1990s( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of corruption; organized crime in an American city by John A Gardiner( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legitimacy of philanthropic foundations : United States and European perspectives by Mattei Dogan Foundation( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions of papers presented at a conference held in Paris, May 26-29, 2004
Total justice by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey research in the social sciences by Charles Y Glock( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in academe : progress and prospects by Mariam Chamberlain( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study assesses the changes that have taken place in the status of academic women by examining their experiences and achievements as students, as faculty members, and as administrators. The study looks at issues and environmental factors of special concern to women, such as affirmative action policies and practices, the role of women's colleges, the growth and influence of women's studies, the emergence of women's research and resource centers on campus, and the activities of women's committees and caucuses in professional associations. The findings of the study are reported in terms of major achievements, partial achievements, and future tasks. (KM)
Why are so many Americans in prison? by Steven Raphael( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison? ends with a powerful plea to consider alternative crime control strategies, such as expanded policing, drug court programs, and sentencing law reform, which together can end our addiction to incarceration and still preserve public safety. As states confront the budgetary and social costs of the incarceration boom, Why Are So Many Americans in Prison? provides a revealing and accessible guide to the policies that created the era of mass incarceration and what we can do now to end it."--Publisher's description
The new Presidential elite : men and women in national politics by Jeane J Kirkpatrick( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Presidential Elite is the first large-scale study of convention delegates in two decades. It is based on interviews with 1,300 delegates to the 1972 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and mail questionnaires completed by some 55 percent of the delegates. It deals with the political backgrounds and experience, the attitudes and perceptions, and the orientations toward issues, candidates, parties, and male-female roles of a large number of active political participants of both sexes."--Publishers description
Handicrafts of the southern highlands : with an account of the rural handicraft movement in the United States and suggestions for the wider use of handicrafts in adult education and in recreation by Allen H Eaton( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 1948 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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State of the union : America in the 1990s
Categorically unequal : the American stratification systemReligion and democracy in the United States : danger or opportunity?A nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of AmericaMaking Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policyProsperity for all? : the economic boom and African AmericansResilient city : the economic impact of 9/11Social science for what? : philanthropy and the social question in a world turned rightside upContentious city : the politics of recovery in New York City
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