Poverty in America: The Welfare Dilemma


"Poverty in America is a wide-ranging, informed, and clear-headed analysis of American poverty and the American welfare system. It appears at a time when various illusions and hopes about what we could do about poverty through government action and programs have been generally abandoned, and it argues persuasively that in overcoming poverty we must concentrate not on new structures of dependency on government but on the two age-old mechanisms that have worked in the past and should work in the future -- work and education. It should become a basic text for future studies of poverty and welfare." Nathan Glazer, Harvard University

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1981


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