Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226901268 Published July 2012
E-book $7.00 to $20.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226924656 Published June 2012

The Truly Disadvantaged

The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, Second Edition

William Julius Wilson

William Julius Wilson

320 pages | 13 line drawings, 17 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1987, 2012
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226901268 Published July 2012
E-book $7.00 to $20.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226924656 Published June 2012

Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers essential information and a number of solutions to policymakers. The Truly Disadvantaged is a wide-ranging examination, looking at the relationship between race, employment, and education from the 1950s onwards, with surprising and provocative findings. This second edition also includes a new afterword from Wilson himself that brings the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings.

The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policymakers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they—as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races—would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis.”—Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review

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