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Legacies of the War on Poverty 
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Many believe that the War on Poverty, launched by President Johnson in 1964, ended in failure. In 2010, the official poverty rate was 15 percent, almost as high as when the War on Poverty was declared. Historical and contemporary accounts often portray the War on Poverty as a costly experiment that created doubts about the ability of public policies to address complex social problems. Legacies of the War on Poverty, drawing from fifty years of empirical evidence, documents that this popular view is too negative. The volume offers a balanced assessment of the War on Poverty that highlights some remarkable policy successes and promises to shift the national conversation on poverty in America.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Table of Contents
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Tables and Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Chapter 1. Legacies of the War on Poverty
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. Part I. Increasing Human Capital, Employment, and Earnings
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Chapter 2. Head Start Origins and Impacts
  2. pp. 39-65
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  1. Chapter 3. The K-12 Education Battle
  2. pp. 66-92
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  1. Chapter 4. Supporting Access to Higher Education
  2. pp. 93-120
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  1. Chapter 5. Workforce Development Programs
  2. pp. 121-150
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  1. Part II. Raising Incomes and Living Standards
  2. pp. 151-152
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  1. Chapter 6. The Safety Net for Families with Children
  2. pp. 153-178
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  1. Chapter 7. The Safety Net for the Elderly
  2. pp. 179-205
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  1. Chapter 8. Performance and Legacy of Housing Policies
  2. pp. 206-234
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  1. Part III. Improving Access to Medical Care and Health
  2. pp. 235-236
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  1. Chapter 9. Health Programs for Non-Elderly Adults and Children
  2. pp. 237-267
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  1. Chapter 10. Medicare and Medicaid
  2. pp. 268-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-310
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