The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky,Szonja Szelenyi
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0813344840
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Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

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Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David B. Grusky
Pages: 766
ISBN: 0813345170
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 786
ISBN: 9780429974090
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Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

The Wealth Inequality Reader

The Wealth Inequality Reader
Author: Daniel Fireside
Pages: 290
ISBN: UOM:39015080802237
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Release: 2009
Editor: Ingram
Language: en

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The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: Szonja Szelenyi,David Grusky
Pages: 437
ISBN: 1458781496
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Release: 2010-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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In this new volume noted scholars David B. Grusky and Szonja Szel nyi have assembled a compilation of the most relevant contemporary readings on social inequality that is also backed by a select list of the most fundamental classics, all from top names in the field.

Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century
Author: David Grusky,Jasmine Hill
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9780429968372
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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This book provides selections from the seminal works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman that reveal some of the reasons why class, race, and gender inequalities have proven very adaptive and can flourish even today in the 21st century.

The Inequality Reader

The Inequality Reader
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 786
ISBN: 9780429963018
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Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.

INEQUALITY READER

INEQUALITY READER
Author: DAVID B. GRUSKY
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0813349761
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Inequality

Inequality
Author: David Grusky
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780429979460
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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This book redirects the focus of public debate to issues of gender and racial segregation and suggests that they should be fundamental to thinking about the status of black Americans and the origins of the urban underclass. It is a starting point for students and advanced scholars of inequality.

Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century
Author: David B. Grusky,Jasmine Hill
Pages: 500
ISBN: 0813350646
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

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Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a “second gilded age” with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.

The Inequality Machine

The Inequality Machine
Author: Paul Tough
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780544944367
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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First published as The Years That Matter Most From best-selling author Paul Tough, an indelible and explosive book on the glaring injustices of higher education, including unfair admissions tests, entrenched racial barriers, and crushing student debt. Now updated and expanded for the pandemic era. When higher education works the way it’s supposed to, there is no better tool for social mobility—for lifting young people out of challenging circumstances and into the middle class and beyond. In reality, though, American colleges and universities have become the ultimate tool of social immobility—a system that secures a comfortable future for the children of the wealthy while throwing roadblocks in the way of students from struggling families. Combining vivid and powerful personal stories with deep, authoritative reporting, Paul Tough explains how we got into this mess and explores the innovative reforms that might get us out. Tough examines the systemic racism that pervades American higher education, shows exactly how the SATs give an unfair advantage to wealthy students, and guides readers from Ivy League seminar rooms to the welding shop at a rural community college. At every stop, he introduces us to young Americans yearning for a better life—and praying that a college education might help them get there. With a new preface and afterword by the author exposing how the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the higher education system anew.​

The New Gilded Age

The New Gilded Age
Author: David Grusky,Tamar Kricheli-Katz
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780804781992
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Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

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Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality: Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty? Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total outpt? Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege? Is the recent stalling out of long-term declines in gender inequality a historic reversal that presages a new gender order? How are racial and ethnic inequalities likely to evolve as minority populations grow ever larger, as intermarriage increases, and as new forms of immigration unfold? Leading public intellectuals debate these questions in a no-holds-barred exploration of our New Gilded Age.

Inequality by Design

Inequality by Design
Author: Claude S. Fischer,Michael Hout,Martín Sánchez Jankowski,Samuel R. Lucas,Ann Swidler,Kim Voss
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691221502
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present a comprehensive new treatment of inequality in America. They challenge arguments that expanding inequality is the natural, perhaps necessary, accompaniment of economic growth. They refute the claims of the incendiary bestseller The Bell Curve (1994) through a clear, rigorous re-analysis of the very data its authors, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, used to contend that inherited differences in intelligence explain inequality. Inequality by Design offers a powerful alternative explanation, stressing that economic fortune depends more on social circumstances than on IQ, which is itself a product of society. More critical yet, patterns of inequality must be explained by looking beyond the attributes of individuals to the structure of society. Social policies set the "rules of the game" within which individual abilities and efforts matter. And recent policies have, on the whole, widened the gap between the rich and the rest of Americans since the 1970s. Not only does the wealth of individuals' parents shape their chances for a good life, so do national policies ranging from labor laws to investments in education to tax deductions. The authors explore the ways that America--the most economically unequal society in the industrialized world--unevenly distributes rewards through regulation of the market, taxes, and government spending. It attacks the myth that inequality fosters economic growth, that reducing economic inequality requires enormous welfare expenditures, and that there is little we can do to alter the extent of inequality. It also attacks the injurious myth of innate racial inequality, presenting powerful evidence that racial differences in achievement are the consequences, not the causes, of social inequality. By refusing to blame inequality on an unchangeable human nature and an inexorable market--an excuse that leads to resignation and passivity--Inequality by Design shows how we can advance policies that widen opportunity for all.

The Wealth Inequality Reader

The Wealth Inequality Reader
Author: Dollars & Sense (Organization)
Pages: 202
ISBN: 193940200X
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Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Inequality Reexamined

Inequality Reexamined
Author: Amartya Sen,Russell Sage Foundation
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0674452569
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Release: 1995-03-15
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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The noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen argues that the dictum “all people are created equal” serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new angle to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.

Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution

Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution
Author: Elliott Smith
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781728434629
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Release: 2021-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™
Language: en

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In America, the amount of money people earn for doing the same job isn't always equal. The United States only recently made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job, and the country's history of racism has created big wealth gaps between white and Black people that persist in the twenty-first century. Learn how income inequality originated, why it is a problem, and the ways people are fighting for an equal playing field. Read WokeTM Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to challenge social norms, give voice to the silenced, provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, disrupt the status quo, and share perspectives from underrepresented or oppressed groups.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods
Author: Annette Lareau
Pages: 461
ISBN: 9780520271425
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Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.

Social Inequality

Social Inequality
Author: Louise Warwick-Booth
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446293119
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

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"What makes this book stand out for me is that, as well as being theoretically informed and clearly written, its structure lends itself unmistakeably to teaching... If our aim is to teach truly engaged students, it should be our job to provide truly engaging materials. This is what you will find with this particular book. It will help to inform your disciplinary teaching of social inequality across the social sciences and it will provide a solid basis for your seminar work with students." - Helen Jones, Higher Education Academy "Warwick-Booth has provided a highly readable introductory text that will be accessible to everyone interested in this area of study, and I highly recommend it for those embarking on studies of social inequality." - LSE Review of Books What is the state of social inequality today? How can you situate yourself in the debates? This is an essential book that not only introduces you to the key areas, definitions and debates within the field, but also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon the roots of inequality and to critically analyse power relations today. With international examples and a clear interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book encourages you to look at social inequality as a complex social phenomenon that needs to be understood in a global context. This book: Looks at social divisions across societies Explores global processes and changes that are affecting inequalities Discusses social inequality in relation to class, gender and race Examines current social policy approaches to explore how these relate to inequality Reflects upon the potential solutions to inequalities This engaging and accessible introduction to social inequality is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences. Louise Warwick-Booth is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Deep Inequality

Deep Inequality
Author: Earl Wysong, Indiana University Kokomo,Robert Perrucci
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781442266469
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Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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Deep Inequality looks behind statistics to understand not only wealth inequality but also rising disparities in other elements of life—from education to the media. The authors argue that inequality has become so pervasive that it is the new normal. This book explains the changing landscape of inequality to help readers see society in a new way.

The Persistence of Gender Inequality

The Persistence of Gender Inequality
Author: Mary Evans
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780745689951
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Release: 2016-12-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality. In widening the lenses on the persistence of gender inequality, Evans shows how in contemporary debates about social inequality gender is often ignored, implicitly side-lining critical aspects of relations between women and men. This engaging short book attempts to join up some of the dots in the ways that we think about both social and gender inequality, and offers a new perspective on a problem that still demands society’s full attention.