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Introduction 9 Chapter 1: An Examination of Inner-City Poverty 1. The Black and White Face of Poverty 14 Richard Harwood 2. The Welfare Queen Stereotype 17 Risa E. Kaufman 3. Crime Rates in Poor Neighborhoods 20 Rebecca M. Blank 4. The Struggles of Young Immigrants in Urban America 25 Somini Sengupta 5. Low-Wage Earners: Trapped in Poverty 32 Marcia Passos Duffy 6. The Myth of Widespread American Poverty 35 Robert Rector Chapter 2: The Causes of Inner-City Poverty 1. Various Theories on the Causes of Poverty 45 Harrell R. Rodgers Jr. 2. The Economic Factors Behind Long-Term Poverty 57 Rebecca M. Blank 3. The Lack of Job Opportunities in the Inner City 63 Helene Slessarev 4. Single-Parent Families Are More Likely to Be Poor 68 Patrick F. Fagan 5. Immigration Is Responsible for the Rising Poverty Rate 79 Linda Thor Chapter 3: Solving the Problem of Inner-City Poverty 1. A "Living Wage" Is Necessary to Help the Working Poor 86 Neal Peirce 2. A "Living Wage" Will Not Eliminate Poverty 89 Nathan Karp 3. Welfare Reform Is Helping the Poor Move Out of Poverty 92 Aimee Howd 4. The Mixed Results of Welfare Reform 98 Christina Duff 5. Workfare: Successes and Failures 101 Heather MacDonald 6. Corporate Involvement in Job-Training Programs 112 Christina Nifong 7. Government Support of Faith-Based Initiatives Can Help Reduce Poverty 115 George W. Bush 8. The Government Should Not Rely on Religious Charities to Help the Poor 121 Polly Morrice 9. A Practical Alternative to Public Housing Projects 124 Howard Husock 10. Providing Better Housing for the Poor 128 Alexander von Hoffman Chapter 4: Life in the Inner City: Personal Accounts 1. Living in Fear 137 Earl Shorris 2. The Responsibilities of an Inner-City Grandmother 142 Betty Washington, as told to Elijah Anderson 3. Stretching the Welfare Check 148 David Zucchino 4. Trying to Leave the Inner City 156 Janie Bryant