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Russell Sage Foundation

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Poverty traps by Samuel Bowles( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,080 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
The Foundation directory( )

in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published by the nonprofit Foundation Center, the Foundation Directory is a leading source of information on U.S. grantmakers and their grantmaking activities. It provides descriptions of more than 100,000 independent, operating, company-sponsored, and community foundations as well as corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. The file includes descriptions of active and terminated grantmakers. In-depth information on specific grants made by these organizations can be found in File 27, Foundation Grants Index."--Dialog Bluesheet guide
Religion and democracy in the United States : danger or opportunity? by Alan Wolfe( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,632 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
Categorically unequal : the American stratification system by Douglas S Massey( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,575 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
A nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of America by Aristide R Zolberg( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,507 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. It shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires
Prosperity for all? : the economic boom and African Americans by Robert D Cherry( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prosperity for All? reveals that while African Americans benefit in many ways from a strong job market, serious problems remain. Research presented in this book shows that the ratio of black to white unemployment has actually increased over recent expansions
Two worlds of childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R. by Urie Bronfenbrenner( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 1,269 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)
Resilient city : the economic impact of 9/11( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,226 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
Unequal time : gender, class, and family in employment schedules by Dan Clawson( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unequal Time investigates the connected schedules of four health sector occupations: professional doctors and nurses, and working-class EMTs and nursing assistants. While the work-family literature mostly examines the hours people work, Clawson and Gerstel delve into the process through which schedules are set, negotiated, and contested. They show how workers in all four occupations experience the effects of schedule uncertainty but do so in distinct ways, largely shaped by the intersection of gender and class. Doctors, who are largely male and professional, have significant control over their schedules, though they often claim otherwise, and tend to work long hours because they earn respect from their peers for doing so. By contrast, nursing assistants, primarily female and working-class, work demanding hours because they face penalties for taking time off, no matter how valid the reasons. Without institutional support, they often turn to coworkers to help create more orderly lives."--Publisher's Web site
Social science for what? : philanthropy and the social question in a world turned rightside up by Alice O'Connor( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,138 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( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,024 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
Why are so many Americans in prison? by Steven Raphael( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 993 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 legitimacy of philanthropic foundations : United States and European perspectives by Mattei Dogan Foundation( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions of papers presented at a conference held in Paris, May 26-29, 2004
Beyond Obamacare : life, death, and social policy by James S House( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Health care spending in the United States today is approaching 20 percent of GDP, yet levels of U.S. population health have been declining for decades relative to other wealthy and even some developing nations. How is it possible that the United States, which spends more than any other nation on health care and insurance, now has a population markedly less healthy than those of many other nations? Sociologist and public health expert James S. House analyzes this paradoxical crisis, offering surprising new explanations for how and why the United States has fallen into this trap. In Beyond Obamacare, House shows that health care reforms, including the Affordable Care Act, cannot resolve this crisis because they do not focus on the underlying causes for the nation's poor health outcomes, which are largely social, economic, environmental, psychological, and behavioral. House demonstrates that the problems of our broken health care and insurance system are interconnected with our large and growing social disparities in education, income, and other conditions of life and work, and calls for a complete reorientation of how we think about health. He concludes that we need to move away from our misguided and almost exclusive focus on biomedical determinants of health, and to place more emphasis on addressing social, economic, and other inequalities. House's review of the evidence suggests that the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010, and even universal access to health care, are likely to yield only marginal improvements in population health or in reducing health care expenditures. In order to rein in spending and improve population health, we need to refocus health policy from the supply side -- which makes more and presumably better health care available to more citizens -- to the demand side -- which would improve population health though means other than health care and insurance, thereby reducing need and spending for health care. House shows how policies that provide expanded educational opportunities, more and better jobs and income, reduced racial-ethnic discrimination and segregation, and improved neighborhood quality enhance population health and quality of life as well as help curb health spending. He recommends redirecting funds from inefficient supply-side health care measures toward broader social initiatives focused on education, income support, civil rights, housing and neighborhoods, and other reforms, which can be paid for from savings in expenditures for health care and insurance. A provocative reconceptualization of health in America, Beyond Obamacare looks past partisan debates to show how cost-efficient and effective health policies begin with more comprehensive social policy reforms."--Publisher's description
Total justice by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxing the rich : a history of fiscal fairness in the United States and Europe by Kenneth F Scheve( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taxing the Rich draws on unparalleled evidence from twenty countries over the last two centuries to provide the broadest and most in-depth history of progressive taxation available. Scheve and Stasavage explore the intellectual and political debates surrounding the taxation of the wealthy while also providing the most detailed examination to date of when taxes have been levied against the rich and when they haven't. Fairness in debates about taxing the rich has depended on different views of what it means to treat people as equals and whether taxing the rich advances or undermines this norm. Scheve and Stasavage argue that governments don't tax the rich just because inequality is high or rising--they do it when people believe that such taxes compensate for the state unfairly privileging the wealthy. Progressive taxation saw its heyday in the twentieth century, when compensatory arguments for taxing the rich focused on unequal sacrifice in mass warfare. Today, as technology gives rise to wars of more limited mobilization, such arguments are no longer persuasive. Taxing the Rich shows how the future of tax reform will depend on whether political and economic conditions allow for new compensatory arguments to be made"--Publisher's Web site
State of the union : America in the 1990s by Reynolds Farley( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policy by Harold A Pollack( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 818 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)
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Poverty traps
Religion and democracy in the United States : danger or opportunity?Categorically unequal : the American stratification systemA nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of AmericaProsperity for all? : the economic boom and African AmericansResilient city : the economic impact of 9/11Unequal time : gender, class, and family in employment schedulesSocial 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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