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The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
Author: Bradley R Schiller
ISBN 13: 9780131889699
ISBN 10: 131889699
Edition: 10
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-07-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $121.60

For the past twenty years this book has been distinguished by its relevant coverage, tight organization, multidisciplinary perspective, and timeliness. The tenth edition preserves these qualities while incorporating new reference material. A three-part organization covers the dimensions of poverty and inequality, causes of poverty, and policy options.

For social workers, welfare professionals, and job counselors.


A course text offering a structured and systematic analysis of poverty, inequality, and discrimination based primarily on economic theory but also drawing from sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, and law. Seeks to discover why people are poor and what kinds of mitigation programs are effective. First published in 1973 and updated here from the 1995 edition to account to the sweeping welfare reforms introduced in the US in 1996. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.