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When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor (edition 1996)

by William J. Wilson

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Title:When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor
Authors:William J. Wilson
Info:New York: Knopf: 1996. xxiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 1st ed
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Tags:urban poverty, social policy

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When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor by William Julius Wilson

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An unofficial adviser to President Bill Clinton, Wilson has become a celebrity of sorts. A former University of Chicago professor, Wilson--currently on staff at Harvard--has been profiled in The New Yorker and dubbed one of America's most influential people by Time magazine. A respected thinker on issues of race and poverty, the author of The Declining Significance of Race and The Truly Disadvantaged offers his take on welfare and inner-city joblessness in When Work Disappears. Racism, Wilson argues, plays increasingly less of a role in urban problems. More significant, he claims, are changes in the global economy and the disappearance of unskilled but decent-paying jobs near cities; according to Wilson, these factors have deprived the urban working class of steady jobs, destroyed inner-city businesses, and caused younger, upwardly mobile residents to flee for the suburbs.

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Discusses the current erosion of blue-collar jobs in inner-city Chicago, the suburbanization of employment, their implications for the urban poor, and programs that can help this growing underclass.

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