Poverty / Mike Wilson, book editor
- Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [date of publication not identified]
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- Physical Description:
- 152 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Wilson, Mike, 1954-
- Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints
- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Is Poverty A Problem? -- 1: Worldwide poverty is a serious problem / Jeffrey D Sachs -- 2: Poverty in America is overstated / Robert Rector -- 3: Extent of poverty depends upon your definition / Greg Mellen -- 4: Poverty in America is transitory / Bradley R Schiller -- 5: Extreme poverty is a serious problem worldwide / Lesley Wroughton -- 6: Disproportionate poverty creates disadvantages for African Americans in higher education / Theodore Cross and Robert Bruce Slater -- Chapter 2: What Causes Poverty? -- 1: Culture of poverty perpetuates poverty / Cathy Young -- 2: Culture of poverty is a myth / Paul Gorski -- 3: Economic colonialism causes poverty / Vandana Shiva -- 4: Illegitimacy causes poverty / Daily Press -- 5: Poverty may be a genetic problem / Richard Gray -- Chapter 3: How Can Poverty Be Reduced? --1: Government programs reduce poverty / Arloc Sherman -- 2: Government programs do not reduce poverty / Matthew Ladner -- 3: Conditional cash transfers contribute to reduced poverty / Economist -- 4: Conditional transfer payments will not reduce poverty / Heather Mac Donald -- 5: Economic freedom reduces poverty / Kimani S Njoroge -- 6: Press should report more on poverty / E J Dionne Jr, interviewed by Mary Ellen Schoonmaker -- Facts about poverty -- Organizations to contact -- For further reading -- Index -- Picture credits.
- From the Back Cover: Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain as awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text; Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics; Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information; Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension; Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.
- 9780737743401 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143) and index.
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