ON UNDERSTANDING POVERTY by Daniel P.--Ed. Moynihan

ON UNDERSTANDING POVERTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the first of two volumes (cf. Sundquist to follow) which emerged from a year long seminar on poverty sponsored by the National Academy of Arts & Sciences under Mr. Moynihan's chairmanship. This volume attempts to isolate and systematize ""conceptions of poverty"" and ""reach some judgment about the evidence in support of them."" Partial contents include Daniel P. Moynihan (""The Poor Professors""); Peter H. Rossi and Zahava D. Blum (""Class, Status and Poverty""); S. M. Miller and Pamela Roby (""Poverty: Changing Social Stratification""); Otis Dudley Duncan (""Inheritance of Poverty or Inheritance of Race?""); Marc Fried (""Deprivation and Migration""); Stephan Thernstrom (""Poverty in Historical Perspective""); Oscar Lewis (""The Culture of Poverty""); Herbert J. Gans (""Culture and Class in the Study of Poverty""); Lee Rainwater (""The Problem of Lower-Class Culture and Poverty- War Strategy""); and Walter Miller (""The Elimination of the American Lower Class as National Policy"").

Pub Date: May 16th, 1969
Publisher: Basic