Losing Ground

Author : Charles Murray
ISBN : 9780786723775
Genre : Business & Economics
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This classic book serves as a starting point for any serious discussion of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the ambitious social programs of the1960s and 1970s actually made matters worse for its supposed beneficiaries, the poor and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by recommending that we abolish welfare reform, but his position launched a debate culminating in President Clinton's proposal “to end welfare as we know it.”
Category: Business & Economics

In Our Hands

Author : Charles A. Murray
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114426682
Genre : Social Science
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Arguing that the current welfare state cannot survive, proposes the elimination of all income transfer programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and corporate subsidies, and the substitution of an annual cash grant of $10,000 for life for all Americans over the age of twenty-one.
Category: Social Science

Real Education

Author : Charles Murray
ISBN : 9780307449368
Genre : Social Science
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With four simple truths as his framework, Charles Murray, the bestselling coauthor of The Bell Curve, sweeps away the hypocrisy, wishful thinking, and upside-down priorities that grip America’s educational establishment. Ability varies. Children differ in their ability to learn academic material. Doing our best for every child requires, above all else, that we embrace that simplest of truths. America’s educational system does its best to ignore it. Half of the children are below average. Many children cannot learn more than rudimentary reading and math. Real Education reviews what we know about the limits of what schools can do and the results of four decades of policies that require schools to divert huge resources to unattainable goals. Too many people are going to college. Almost everyone should get training beyond high school, but the number of students who want, need, or can profit from four years of residential education at the college level is a fraction of the number of young people who are struggling to get a degree. We have set up a standard known as the BA, stripped it of its traditional content, and made it an artificial job qualification. Then we stigmatize everyone who doesn’t get one. For most of America’s young people, today’s college system is a punishing anachronism. America’s future depends on how we educate the academically gifted. An elite already runs the country, whether we like it or not. Since everything we watch, hear, and read is produced by that elite, and since every business and government department is run by that elite, it is time to start thinking about the kind of education needed by the young people who will run the country. The task is not to give them more advanced technical training, but to give them an education that will make them into wiser adults; not to pamper them, but to hold their feet to the fire. The good news is that change is not only possible but already happening. Real Education describes the technological and economic trends that are creating options for parents who want the right education for their children, teachers who want to be free to teach again, and young people who want to find something they love doing and learn how to do it well. These are the people for whom Real Education was written. It is they, not the politicians or the educational establishment, who will bring American schools back to reality. Twenty-four years ago, Charles Murray’s Losing Ground changed the way the nation thought about welfare. Real Education is about to do the same thing for America’s schools. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Social Science

Slipping Through The Cracks

Author : Margaret C. Simms
ISBN : 1412834155
Genre : Social Science
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The problems and special needs of black women are still given inadequate attention in social science analysis. Too often black women are subsumed under the category of "blacks" or "women," with little consideration for their unique needs. This volume focuses on black women as a special group. It includes chapters on employment, educational attainment, and job training programs which originated as papers given at a symposium on the economic status of black women, co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and The Review of Black Political Economy.
Category: Social Science

The Welfare Industry

Author : Charles D. Hobbs
ISBN : UOM:39015016183447
Genre : Public welfare
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Category: Public welfare

Arbeit Gegen Armut

Author : Thomas Gebhardt
ISBN : 9783322890795
Genre : Social Science
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Armut gehört seit langem zu den Bildern aus Amerika. Warum hat man die Armut in den USA nicht abschaffen können, obwohl es an sozialpolitischen Experimenten nicht mangelte? Welche politischen Annahmen liegen dem "amerikanischen Modell" zu Grunde, das so oft propagiert wie diffamiert wird? Diese Arbeit versucht, Antworten auf diese Fragen zu geben. Dabei werden zunächst die neueren Armutslagen in den USA analysiert und Theorien ihrer Entstehung diskutiert. Im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung steht die Sozialhilfepolitik einschließlich der umstrittenen Reform von 1996. Die Studie legt Gefahren und Folgen der hochgradigen Politisierung der Reformbemühungen offen und analysiert die Bedeutung von Schlüsselentscheidungen für die programmatische Ausrichtung der Sozialhilfe und ihre politische Bearbeitung. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird erklärt, warum die soziale Integration von Bedürftigen durch ihre Verpflichtung zur Arbeit zunehmend wichtigstes Ziel der amerikanischen Sozialhilfepolitik geworden ist.
Category: Social Science

Erziehung Zur Armut

Author : Fabian Kessl
ISBN : 3531153897
Genre : Social Science
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Die 'neue Unterschicht' ist entdeckt und die Erziehung dieser prekarisierten Gesellschaftsmitglieder wird gefordert. FachexpertInnen aus Erziehungswissenschaft und Sozialpädagogik gehen in diesem Band der Frage nach, wie angemessen eine solche Diagnose der 'neuen Unterschicht' und der damit verbundene Therapievorschlag einer Erziehung zur Armut ist: Das Spannungsverhältnis struktureller, kultureller und moralischer Erklärungsversuche mit Blick auf eine fachliche und politische Verortung Sozialer Arbeit wird neu analysierbar.
Category: Social Science