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Poverty is a war against children.

Poverty is a war against children.

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Published by Save the Children in Belfast .
Written in English


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ContributionsSave the Children Fund, Northern Ireland.
The Physical Object
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The War Against the Poor: The Underclass and Anti-Poverty Policy Herbert Gans, Author Basic Books $22 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.   Yet poverty, inequality, and racial disparities remain high.” The War on Poverty isn’t an isolated struggle. Even as we’ve made progress against poverty, we’ve fallen back on other fronts. Employment, especially long-term unemployment, is at record highs for the modern era. Higher education is increasingly expensive.

  In The War Against the Poor, Gans interprets such attacks as part of a centuries-long conspiracy to demonize the poor and keep them from improving their situation. Gans, an eminent Columbia University sociologist, has chosen his title and central metaphor to tweak the War on Poverty.   The vituperative attacks on the War on Poverty sound a little gleeful or mean-spirited or nutty—sometimes all three. A quick review of recent press coverage would lead almost anyone to think that Head Start, Legal Services, community health centers, food stamps, ESEA Title I support for education, the Job Corps, and a host of other programs had no connection to .

The War on Poverty isn't an isolated struggle. Even as we've made progress against poverty, we've fallen back on other fronts. Employment, especially long-term unemployment, is at record highs for the modern era. Higher education is increasingly expensive. We are living in an increasingly inequitable economy. As we mark the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s War on Poverty, we should recognize that poverty has fallen significantly over the last half-century when measured using a comprehensive poverty measure, and other troubling poverty-related conditions have declined. Today’s safety net — which includes important programs and improvements both from the .


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War on Poverty, expansive social welfare legislation introduced in the s by the administration of U.S. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson and intended to help end poverty in the United States.

It was part of a larger legislative reform program, known as the Great Society, that Johnson hoped would make the United States a more equitable and just War on Poverty and its. The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 8, This legislation was proposed by Johnson in response to a national poverty rate of around nineteen percent.

The speech led the United States Congress to pass the Economic. War and poverty threaten a billion children Published on at More than one billion children, many of whom live in city slums, are threatened by conflict, poverty or discrimination against girls, says Save the Children.

Alongside gentle illustrations of a diverse array of children, the text explains not only how poverty and hunger can affect people but the wide array of circumstances, "which are often outside of people's control," than can lead to poverty, such as famine, natural disasters, war, global warming, low-paying jobs, and even systemic poverty/5(10).

Those answers would be implemented by a "fighting and aggressive" federal government dedicated to winning a war against poverty and against the "loneliness, estrangement, and isolation" that were.

In his withering dissection of the origins and misuse of the term underclass to stereotype and stigmatize the poor, Herbert J.

Gans shows how this ubiquitous label has relegated a wide variety of peoplewelfare recipients, the working poor, teenage mothers, drug addicts, the homeless, and othersto a single condemned class, feared and despised by the /5.

Some million people, or percent of the U.S. population, now live in poverty—the highest number in fifty-two years, up from percent of the population in It's time to stop blaming the victims and wage a new war on poverty. This is a war worth fighting; and amid further setbacks in the fight against poverty, it is time for a new call to arms.

Poverty is a state crisis that afflicts urban and rural Americans of. "Love, Poverty, and War" is, nonetheless, another fine showing which displays a mastery of English prose, a vibrant wit, and a solid working acquaintance with the big issues of the day.

Even the most vocal of the If I gave this book four stars, it was only in comparison to the other works of Hitchens' which I have previously read/5. Sociologist Gans (Columbia; Middle American Individualism,etc.) deconstructs the pejorative label "underclass'' and offers some pie-in-the-sky proposals for eliminating poverty in America.

According to Gans, since a diverse cross-section of poor Americans have been lumped together as "the underclass'' and thus banished from mainstream society. The Best That Money Can't Buy is a challenge to all people to work toward a society in which all of the world's resources become the common heritage of all of the earth's people.

It is accompanied by 70 color photos of Fresco's original designs, which illuminate the fulfilling lifestyle of a global, resource-based economy/5(58). The Children's Book of Home and Family America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom America: The Last Best Hope.

Love, Poverty and War: who played Winnie-the-Pooh for the BBC's Children's Hour, ventriloquized Churchill for history and fooled millions of listeners. Perhaps Churchill was too much incapacitated by drink to deliver the speeches himself.

just after the aggression of September 11 against his city, that he was reading a book about 4/4(12). The House Budget Committee’s March 3 report, “The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later,” states that “the single most important determinant of poverty is family structure,” closely followed by a disinclination to sponsor of the report, Rep.

Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., claims the problem is single-parent households raising children with neither the desire nor capacity to.

Poverty is 13 million children living in households that are still losing the war against poverty is because we are losing control of the national narrative.

A nicely provocative, if disparate mix of field notes, book reviews, essays, and appreciations. “An antique saying has it that a man’s life is incomplete unless or until he has tasted love, poverty, and war,” the author explains of his title.

The book thematically expresses the lessons and discourse emerging from years of fighting for equality for low-income female households, rural development in the south, the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, health care, education, and the housing crisis creating suburban : Kyle Farmbry.

"Body Count diagnoses America's plague of violent crime. Its authors - William Bennett, John DiIulio, and John Walters - define the epidemic's size, its range, and its scope. Through stories and anecdotes they present the very real human tragedies behind the numbers. Most important, they describe the source of violent crime: abject moral poverty, the destitution visited upon.

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity," said Nelson Mandela, "it is an act of justice." When the War on Poverty began a half-century ago, it was widely seen as the moral obligation of a.

Essay War Against Poverty. Explanatory Summary of “The War Against the Poor Instead of Programs to End Poverty” In “The War Against the Poor Instead of Programs to End Poverty,” author Herbert J. Gans,he is a professor at Columbia University.

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half sinceone in ten people in developing regions still lives on less than US$ a day - .From a certain perspective, there is even something preposterous about an exclusive focus on making war more tolerable for children.

We rail against approaching HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria in this way. Poverty, on the other hand, like war, may be treated with the assumption that it will always be with us, and is a fact of by:   Buy a cheap copy of America's Struggle Against Poverty in book by James T. Patterson.

This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls Cited by: