The Ghetto Underclass

The Ghetto Underclass

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This volume examines the urban underclass from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Focusing strongly on policy, contributors explore such topics as demographic and industrial transitions, family patterns, sexual behaviour, immigration and homelessness. A new introduction updates recent work in the field since publication of the first edition.Cross-classification of blue-collar employment change by industry, presented in Table 2, reveals that central-city ... noted, all central cities also lost substantial numbers of blue-collar jobs in retail and wholesale trade and the consumer- service sector. ... the latter reflecting growth in custodial and maintenance jobs that accompanied the downtown boom in these office building industries during the 1970s.

Title:The Ghetto Underclass
Author:William Julius Wilson
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1993-08-17


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