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Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in history, sociology, public policy, and social welfare; jouranlists, community activists and organizers, not-for-profits, policy and public officials
Michael B. Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and a Research Associate in the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Michael B. Katz is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and a Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The author of Why Don't American Cities Burn?, The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State, and In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America, he is a past-president of the History of Education Society and the Urban History Association. The first edition of The
Undeserving Poor was a semi-finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and a finalist for the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Book Award.
"A convincing and clear historical perspective on the peculiar perceptions of poverty and welfare in the United States ." - William Julius Wilson, University of Chicago
The Undeserving Poor: Morals, Culture and Biology
Poverty and the Politics of Liberation
Intellectual Foundations of the War on Poverty and Great Society
Interpretations of Poverty in the Conservative Ascendance
The Rise and Fall of the <"Underclass>"
What Kind of a Problem is Poverty?