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The road to poverty

the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia

by Dwight B. Billings

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Appalachian Region,
  • Appalachian Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- Appalachian Region,
    • Income distribution -- Appalachian Region,
    • Appalachian Region -- Economic policy

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p 347- 426) and index.

      Other titlesMaking of wealth and hardship in Appalachia
      StatementDwight B. Billings, Kathleen M. Blee.
      ContributionsBlee, Kathleen M.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC107.A127 B55 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 434 p. :
      Number of Pages434
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL388410M
      ISBN 100521652294
      LC Control Number98051561

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"Road to Poverty is an extremely impressive book It is a brilliant accomplishment that will have an impact far beyond Appalachian studies." Jrnl of Social History "In this important and valuable study of the origins of Appalachian poverty, Dwight B.

Billings and Kathleen M. Blee use a variety of materials to examine Clay County, Kentucky 5/5(2). We talk quite a bit about poverty and economic disparity in the U.S., but this is one of the few books that takes an in-depth view of The road to poverty book problem.

This The road to poverty book is unique in that it combines years of longitudinal social science with the history of Clay County, Kentucky in order to paint a picture of the forces that have helped drive Appalachia /5.

Much of On the Road contains anti-police sentiments. Since we as readers are sympathetic to the criminals, we take a side against the law enforcement, and the police are explicitly insulted for being power-hungry and abusive.

As for criminality, it is tied both to poverty and to madness. Sal uses Dean’s time in jail to explain his sexual. Book review: Poverty Books –– — “The Road to Wigan Pier” by George Orwell March 2, Patrick T Reardon 0 There are two halves to George Orwell’s investigative report on the working class of the industrial centers of Yorkshire and Lancashire in England, published inThe Road to Wigan Pier.

A thousand copies of this small book were printed, but the author quickly perceived that really to command attention, the work would have to be done more thoroughly. "That more thorough work came something more than six years later. In August,/5(12). In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty.

The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world’s. The Lords of Poverty is a classic despite itself. It covers a lot of interesting ground, and is full of good ammunition to aim at the folly of the world's misguided do-gooders. But a little more gentle irony and a lot less outraged hectoring would make the same point more enjoyably/5.

The path from poverty to development has come incredibly fast in the span of human history. Two hundred years ago, the idea that we could potentially achieve the end of poverty would have been unimaginable.

Just about everybody was poor with the exception of a very small minority of royals and landed gentry. This book makes an important contribution to basic research on inequality pointing to the shortcomings of treating symptomatic problems of low income, while failing to address systemic ones at a time when American policymakers are struggling to design and implement effective programs to move people from welfare to work.

THE ROAD TO POVERTY 5/5(1). In The People of the Abyss, Jack London is toiling to come to grips with the reality of life in deep poverty, and he falls short, which is only to be expected. He spends seven weeks with the poor and writes his book as a clarion call to mainstream society —.

The Road to Serfdom (German: Der Weg zur Knechtschaft) is a book written between and by Austrian British economist and philosopher Friedrich its publication inThe Road to Serfdom has been an influential and popular exposition of market has been translated into more than 20 languages and sold over two million copies (as of ).Author: Friedrich Hayek.

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[Dwight B Billings; Kathleen M Blee] This book makes an important contribution to basic research on inequality - pointing to the shortcomings of treating symptomatic problems of low income. The road ahead was not going to be easy; but for Hoskie, the road behind lead nowhere.

Poverty Curse Broken details Dr. Hoskie’s journey from bullets whizzing through her project window while her son slept, to working up to a 6-figure salary, on to becoming independently wealthy through real estate investment.

Intended for social scientists, historians, and readers interested in social change and social poverty, this book examines the roots of entrenched poverty in Appalachia.

It is both a social history of the creation of chronic poverty (and wealth) in Clay County, KY and an explication of how economic markets, cultural strategies, and the state interact to shape local society.5/5(1).

The definition of poverty, which is conventionally measured by income, is associated with Charles Booth, who came up with the concept of the poverty line in his important survey The Life and Labor of the People in London, which was carried out between and The poverty line reflects any calculations about the money required for subsistence living, including housing.

In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty.

The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world’s. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty reviews the research on linkages between child poverty and child well-being, and analyzes the poverty-reducing effects of major assistance programs directed at children and families.

This report also provides policy and program recommendations for reducing the number of children living in poverty in the. Road to Poverty is an extremely impressive book. The authors, two sociologists-- one at the University of Kentucky and the other at the University of Pittsburgh --have tackled some very large questions utilizing evidence from what is frequently regarded as a region marginal to American history.

Dean is the perfect guy for the road because he actually was born on the road, when his parents were passing through Salt Lake City inin a jalopy, on their way to Los Angeles.

(I) While Sal strives for motion, it is already a part of Dean’s character. The Entrepreneurial Revolution by Peter Osalor is a page book that explores the growing phenomenon of entrepreneurial activity, particularly its potential for .With rural poverty remaining a persistent problem in the US, sociologists Billings (Univ.

of Kentucky; Planters and the Making of a “New South,” not reviewed) and Blee (Univ. of Pittsburgh; Women of the Klan, not reviewed) offer an ambitious history of an Appalachian county in order to understand “how places grow poor.” “Culture-of-poverty” theory explains Appalachian .Get this from a library!

The road to poverty: the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia. [Dwight B Billings; Kathleen M Blee] -- "Dwight Billings and Kathleen Blee examine the making of wealth and inequality in persistently poor rural communities through the history of Clay Country, an especially poor section of the Eastern.