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Miller, S. M. (Seymour Michael) 1922-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 5,541 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: HC110.P6, 301.082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S. M Miller
The future of inequality by S. M Miller( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social class and social policy by S. M Miller( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied sociology; opportunities and problems by Alvin Ward Gouldner( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber; [selections from his work by Max Weber( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incentives and planning in social policy by Bruno Stein( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recapitalizing America : alternatives to the corporate distortion of national policy by S. M Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty : a global review : handbook on international poverty research by Syed Abdus Samad( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 Egypt: Comparing Poverty Measures, by Karima Korayem
Respect and rights : class, race, and gender today by S. M Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamics of deprivation( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School dropouts: a commentary and annotated bibliography by S. M Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on school dropouts is handicapped in the following areas--definition of the dropout population, inconsistent methods of data collection, inadequate research designs, community variation, variation in type of dropout, and knowledge of the process of dropping out. Dropout groups should be clearly defined, and variation in these groups should be emphasized. School records should not be relied on too heavily. Extensive interviews are effective. Community variations should be considered and generalizations should not be made without these considerations. Research should emphasize the process of dropping out instead of the properties of school dropouts. The interpretation of results is deeply affected by the elements that produced the research reports. Some things to be considered are--dropout rates, sex, racial and ethnic background, family type, age of dropouts, intelligence and achievement, grade attainment, and reasons for leaving or staying in school. High-aspiring dropouts who return to school have generally been neglected in research. Training and change at the teacher level is most effective when it is coupled with change at the administrative level. The success of many projects in low-income schools rests with organizational change rather than with the adoption of specific packages of program. An annotated bibliography of research on dropouts is included. Major areas are-- statement and definition of the problem, social characteristics, profile of the dropout in the school setting, post-dropout attitudes and experiences, action program and recommendations, and bibliographies on dropouts. A third section contains annotated references and methodology
A neo-imperialism critique: do the rich nations need the poor? by S. M Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too late to patch : reconsidering second-chance opportunities for Hispanic and other dropouts by S. M Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the following three aspects of Hispanic employment: (1) the consequences of leaving school without skills; (2) at-risk Hispanic youth as workers; and (3) the challenge of providing practical, rewarding jobs. Among the conclusions are the following: (1) several categories of at-risk Hispanic youth can receive long-range benefits from programs tailored to their realities; (2) serving these youth is both manageable and affordable, while failing to serve them is costly in both human and economic terms; and (3) the existing programs, such as the Job Training Partnership Act (jtpa), do not meet the needs of significant numbers of young Americans. Strategies are proposed for improving Hispanic education and employment. Fundamentally new systems that emphasize accountability must be designed to accommodate the employment and career needs of tomorrow's youth, and the labor needs of tomorrow's employers. An appendix presents the results of a study of the scope and limitations of public employment and training services for Hispanic youth dropouts. The following supplements to the appendix are included: (1) reasons reported by Hispanic youth from leaving high school, by sex; (2) the jtpa eligible and served population, and percentage that are Hispanic in selected service delivery areas, both by service delivery area and by state; and (3) the survey instrument. References are included. (Bjv)
Dropouts : a political problem by S. M Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of the American economy by Charles H Hession( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative social mobility : a trend report and bibliography = La mobilité social comparée : tendances actuelles de lal recherche et bibliographie by S. M Miller( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of terror : the indelicate premises of nuclear deterrence by Walter Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty in America : the problem, anti-poverty programs, and a role for organized labor by S. M Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber by S. M Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school dropout problem : Syracuse by S. M Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey on young people who left the syracuse schools during the school year 1959-60 without having graduated is presented. An initial perspective of the school dropout was sought. This included who he is, his behavior in school, his job experience after leaving school, relationship of delinquency to the dropout, and family background and welfare experience. Sources used were--school records, new york state employment records, county welfare department records, work permits filed with the board of education, armed forces examination station records, the registry of juvenile offenders, and the identification bureau of the police department. The dropout rate in syracuse is small (54 of every 1,000 students enrolled). The mean iq of dropouts studied was 92.8, indicating that they were capable of doing the academic work required. Only 27 percent of the dropouts studied had any contact with law-enforcing agencies, and the majority of the offenses committed were not serious, indicating that the dropout does not automatically become a social problem in terms of repeated delinquencies and antisocial acts. Members of the group, as a whole, were found to be 16 or 17 years old upon leaving school, most left during the first 3 years of high school. Almost four-fifths of them were at least 1 year retarded in school work. More than 40 percent of the families of the dropouts came from relatively poor families, this fact is supported by evidence that most of the parents had low prestige and low-skilled jobs. Boys were more likely to leave school before graduation than girls, boys were older than girls when leaving school, and boys were more retarded in grade level than girls
The American Lower Class : a Typological Approach by S. M Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two approaches are used in defining the "lower class." One approach defines groups by class characteristics, the other by status criteria. The two approaches, nevertheless, can be combined. Although they seem to make separate contributions to the categorization of the population, class and status variables can be welded together by dichotomizing economic status and familiar stability into high and low security levels. The lower classes may then be characterized by four cells. Cell 1, the majority, are the stable poor with a regular income and family stability. Cell 2 are the "strained" who are economically secure but whose family structure is unstable. Cell 3 contains the "copers," the economically insecure with stable families. Cell 4 are the typically lower-class group, both economically and personally unstable. The poor are further described as "chronics" (hard core), "prechronics" (high risks) and "subchronics" (greater coping abilities). Each type requires different strategies. The stable group may be helped by raising their incomes and increasing social security benefits. Moving some of the strained group to areas with low rates of disturbances and offering economic aid and family casework would help them. The copers need economic aid, whereas the unstable group would be helped if there were greater efforts to improve the education of their youth and to make specialized social services available to them. Change will come from political action by the poor, spurred on by desegregation efforts which will join all minority groups in a social class issue. Available in shostak, arthur B., ed. New perspectives on poverty, by A.B. shostak and william gomberg, ed. Englewood cliffs N.Y., prentice-hall inc., P.22-39. (nh)
 
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Poverty : a global review : handbook on international poverty research
Alternative Names
Miller, S. M. 1922-

Miller, Seymour Michael.

Miller, Seymour Michael 1922-

Languages
English (160)

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Respect and rights : class, race, and gender today