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Author Haskins, Ron.

Title Creating an opportunity society / Ron Haskins, Isabel Sawhill.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2009]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.513 H351C    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-335) and index.
Contents Our vision -- Public values and attitudes -- The changing fortunes of the rich, the poor, and the middle class -- Opportunity in the United States -- Why family background matters -- Perspectives on poverty -- Middle-class complaints -- Expanding educational opportunity -- Supporting and encouraging work -- Strengthening families -- Paying the bills -- Appendixes -- A. Grants, loans, and tax provisions for postsecondary students -- B. The Bush marriage initiative
Summary "Presents facts and factors that contribute to economic opportunity, looking at how poor, middle class, and rich have fared in recent decades. Proposes a cost-effective agenda for increasing opportunity, consistent with American values, and focuses on improving lives of the young and disadvantaged, emphasizing individual responsibility as indispensable for success"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Social mobility -- United States.
Social classes -- Economic aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy -- 21st century.
United States -- Social policy -- 21st century.
Added Author Sawhill, Isabel V.
ISBN 9780815703228 paperback alkaline paper
0815703228 paperback alkaline paper
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