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The Poverty Paradox

Romain D. Huret

in The Experts' War on Poverty: Social Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801450488
eISBN:
9781501709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450488.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the invention of the modern poverty paradox – the increase of poor people in spite of economic growth in the 1950s. On this matter, the federal government played a pioneering ... More


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