Why America Lost the War on Poverty-- and How to Win It

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INDEX
Abel, I. W., 111
Abraham, Katherine, 189
ADC/AFDC. See Welfare
Adler, James, 54
Affirmative action, 114, 158, 159, 161, 240
Affluence, 13, 18, 19, 41, 94
Affluent Society, The (Galbraith), 2, 18, 19, 30, 50
AFL-CIO, 126, 127, 128, 167
African Americans: child poverty and, 197; deindustrialization and, 25–28, 198; dropout rates and, 149; earnings of, 11, 26, 48, 67, 197, 198; Family Assistance Plan and, 124–25; family structure and, 23, 79, 87–91, 100, 118, 120, 143, 173–74; food stamps and, 133; Head Start and, 70–72; homelessness and, 199; illegitimacy and, 87, 198; infant mortality and, 72; in labor force, 148–49, 150; migration by, 11, 26, 118, 136; Moynihan report and, 85, 86–91, 94; poverty and, 11, 20–21, 79, 80, 85–91, 94, 173–74, 175, 197, 199; riots and, 80, 87, 100, 204–5; teen employment and, 150; teen pregnancy and, 143, 178; War on Poverty and, 68, 70–72, 74, 100; welfare and, 27, 67, 87, 89, 100, 118, 177–78; Wilson’s view of, 160–61, 173–74. See also Civil rights; Racism; Unemployment
Age discrimination, 14
“Aggies,” 16–18, 24, 25, 28, 39
Aggregate economic growth, 16–18, 24, 25, 28, 30–31
Agnew, Spiro, 121, 123
Agriculture, U.S. Department of, 56, 64
Aid to Dependent Children/Aid to Families with Dependent Children. See Welfare
Aid to Families with Dependent
Children–Unemployed Parent program, 38, 194
Alcoholism, 200, 217
Alderson, John, 18
Alinsky, Saul, 73, 76
American Enterprise Institute, 158, 161, 174–75
Anderson, Clinton B., 128
Anderson, Martin, 2, 123, 159–60, 162, 170, 179
Anticommunism, 1, 9, 13, 15, 30, 50, 84, 89, 99
Antipoverty policy, 2, 19, 47–55, 59, 61– 82, 113, 158; author’s solutions to poverty, 4–6, 40, 235–43; conservatives and, 176–77, 183–84, 185, 206; historical overview of, 1–2; jobs and, 4, 49, 62, 63, 65, 67; 1950s and, 9–20, 22–28; 1960s and, 37, 40, 51, 78–79; 1970s and, 118, 158. See also War on Poverty
Appalachia, 17, 24, 25, 48, 51, 59

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