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The Unconditional War on Poverty

And the Use of Computer Technology by Community Action Agencies 1965-1972

by Cyril Degrasse Tyson

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Published by Jay Street Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poverty,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Human Services,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12187373M
    ISBN 101889534188
    ISBN 109781889534183


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Figure 1 shows rates over time for the official poverty measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure, carried back historically and adjusted for inflation. Poverty assessed using the official poverty. In his January, State of the Union address, President Lyndon B.

Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” and initiated a vast package of spending programs. The Urban Institute was formed in to evaluate these and other programs in LBJ’s “Great Society.”. On Jan. 8,President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." Fifty years later, we're still fighting.

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Author: Kenneth T. Walsh. Fifty years ago today (January 8) President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union address to declare an "unconditional war on poverty." What led LBJ to make such a bold move.

The Cold War, the civil rights movement, and a taste for ambitious goals were all part of the mix. Panel Discussion. This January marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of "unconditional War on Poverty." Today, 15 percent of Americans live in poverty and yet no Administration or Congress since the Johnson era has made fighting poverty a top priority.

It was here that the new president famously declared “unconditional war on poverty” to a country still reeling from John F. Kennedy’s assassination months : Joshua Zeitz. President Johnson, who as a teacher had observed extreme poverty in Texas among Mexican-Americans, launched an "unconditional war on poverty" in the first months of his presidency with the goal of eliminating hunger and deprivation from American life.

Conservatives deride the War on Poverty for corruption and the creation of "poverty pimps," and even liberals carefully distance themselves from it. Examining the long War on Poverty from the s onward, this book makes a controversial argument that the programs were in many ways a success, reducing poverty rates and weaving a social safety.

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Michael Harrington’s book, titled “The Other America” exposed the nation’s dark underside enough for Jack Kennedy to address the issue, and for Lyndon Johnson to declare “unconditional war on poverty in America.”.

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Poverty in the United States looks different now than it did when President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" 50 years ago.

The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, This legislation was proposed by Johnson in response to a national poverty rate of around nineteen percent.

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The most important experience gained from the War on Poverty is that government policies can lift people from poverty; indeed they have for the past 50 years. Poverty rates fell from percent in to 16 percent in —a.The War on Poverty illustrates the interweaving of rhetorical and historical forces in shaping public policy.

Zarefsky suggest that an important problem in the War on Poverty lay in its discourse. He assumes that language plays a central role in the formulation of social policy by shaping the context within which people view the social world.