Divided opportunities : minorities, poverty, and social policy / edited by Gary D. Sandefur and Marta Tienda. - New York : Plenum Press, c1988. - xv, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Environment, development, and public policy. Public policy and social services . - Environment, development, and public policy. Public policy and social services. .

Papers from a conference held in November 1986 which was sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Introduction. Social policy and the minority experience / Gary D. Sandefur and Marta Tienda -- Poverty and minorities : a quarter-century profile of color and socioeconomic disadvantage / Marta Tienda and Leif Jensen -- Minorities in the labor market : cyclical patterns and secular trends in joblessness / Charles Hirschman -- Minorities and homelessness / Peter H. Rossi -- Poverty and immigration in the United States : 1960-1980 / Leif Jensen -- Poverty and the family / James P. Smith -- Ethnic and racial patterns of educational attainment and school enrollment / Robert D. Mare and Christopher Winship -- The duality in federal policy toward minority groups, 1787-1987 / Gary D. Sandefur -- Social policy and minority groups : what might have been and what might we see in the future? / William Julius Wilson -- Social responsibility and minority poverty : a response to William Julius Wilson / Lawrence M. Mead -- Epilogue / Gary D. Sandefur and Marta Tienda.

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