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The War on Poverty

A Retrospective
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Kyle Farmbry
Lexington Books
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ContentsPreface, Kyle Farmbry
Introduction: The War on Poverty - Some Initial Thoughts,
Kyle Farmbry
Poverty Policy Link: Three Examples,
Sebawit G. Bishu and Mohamad Alkadry
Women and Children in Poverty: How Low Income Female Headed Families
Have Fared Since the War on Poverty,
Regina Malveaux and Rachel Dolezal
Immigration and Poverty ,
Portia Diñoso Campos
"The Movement's Broadway": Race, Poverty, Education, and Healthcare in
the State of Mississippi,
Jennifer A. Stollman and Susan M. Glisson
Poverty in Appalachia, Joanna Maulbeck
War as Metaphor: The Convergence of the War on Poverty and the
War on Drugs,
Keesha Middlemass
Poverty and Juvenile Justice: Exploring the Intersections, Identifying
the Solutions,
Al Passarella
Home Sweet Home: Race, Housing, and the Foreclosure Crisis, Rosie Uyola
Not in My Backyard: An Examination of Suburban Gentrification as Tool
for Combating Poverty,
Portia Allen-Kyle
Poverty and Health Care, Venessa Perry
The Educational Achievement Gap and Poverty: Lessons of ESEA and Head Start, Franklin Dickerson Turner
Workforce Development in an Era of Diminishing Work, Michael Vorgetts
Worker Cooperatives as Models for Economic Engagement, Daphne Berry
Inclusive Capitalism and Poverty Alleviation, David Madland, Karla Walters, Alex Ingrams
Conclusion, Kyle Farmbry
About the Editor
About the Contributors
In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty." Over the next several years, the United States launched several programs aimed at drastically reducing the level of poverty throughout the nation. Now fifty years later, we have a number of lessons related to what has and has not worked in the fight against poverty. This book is a collection of chapters by both researchers and practitioners studying and addressing matters of poverty as they intersect with a number of broader social challenges such as health care, education, and criminal justice issues. The War on Poverty: A Retrospective serves as a collection of many of their observations, thoughts, and findings. Ultimately, the authors reflect on some of the lessons of the past fifty years and ask basic questions about poverty and its continued impact on American society, as well as how we might continue to address the challenges that poverty presents for our nation.

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