The State and the Poor in the 1980s


"In this volume a dozen scholars from Harvard's schools of government, education, and law assess what state and local government programs have done and can do to reduce and ameliorate poverty in the state of Massachusetts, and, by implication, in other states.... Each contribution to the overall affirmation is grounded in a strong command of relevant policy evaluation literature; each is enriched by some promising and clearly devised innovation for improving the cost-efficiency or effectiveness of the antipoverty policy mix or of some specific policy program; each is clearly voiced to a broadly conceived policy community."- Contemporary Sociology

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Manuel Carballo
  • Mary Jo Bane
  • David T. Ellwood
  • David Blumenthal
  • David Calkins
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 1984


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