New Releases Changing Poverty, Changing Policies (National Poverty Center Series on Poverty and

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Changing Poverty, Changing Policies Poverty declined significantly in the decade after Lyndon Johnson s 1964 declaration of War on Poverty. Dramatically increased federal funding for education and training programs, social security benefits, other income support programs, and a growing economy reduced poverty and raised expectations that income poverty could be eliminated within a generation. Yet the official poverty rate has never fallen below its 1973 level and remains higher than the rates in many other advanced economies. In this book, editors Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger and leading poverty researchers assess why the War on Poverty was not won and analyze the most promising strategi...