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The Resource Urban America : policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation, edited by James B. Steinberg, David W. Lyon, and Mary E. Vaiana, (electronic resource)

Urban America : policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation, edited by James B. Steinberg, David W. Lyon, and Mary E. Vaiana, (electronic resource)

Label
Urban America : policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation
Title
Urban America
Title remainder
policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation
Statement of responsibility
edited by James B. Steinberg, David W. Lyon, and Mary E. Vaiana
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Los Angeles civil disturbances of 1992 brought America's long-term urban problems into new focus and raised concerns about the effectiveness of government solutions. This report attempts to provide answers in a series of essays on four general areas of urban problems: inner city; children, youth and families; crime and criminal justice; and public services and social welfare. Each essay defines the nature of the problem, describes and evaluates remedies tried in the past, and evaluates current policy ideas in terms of risks and benefits. The editors note that many serious urban problems lie outside local government's control, but federal decisionmakers have not been attentive to the effect of their policies at the local level. They suggest that, given the complexity of these problems, decisionmakers must be willing to implement policies that may benefit only a part of the target population. In addition, policymakers and the public need to have realistic expectations about what government can achieve, and must recognize that policy will have a limited effect at best if it tries to swim against broad social and economic currents
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Cataloging source
NUI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT168.L6
LC item number
U72 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Urban America : policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation, edited by James B. Steinberg, David W. Lyon, and Mary E. Vaiana, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR100/
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-368)
Contents
  • Urban education
  • Paul T. Hill
  • Crime and punishment in California : full cells, empty pockets, and questionable benefits
  • Joan Petersilia
  • Reforming California's approach to delinquent and high-risk youth
  • Peter W. Greenwood
  • Street drug markets in inner-city neighborhoods : matching policy to reality
  • Peter H. Reuter and Robert J. MacCoun
  • Financing public services in Los Angeles
  • Preston Niblack and Peter J.E. Stan
  • Public policy and the inner city across three decades
  • Needed : a federal role in helping communities cope with immigration
  • Georges Vernez
  • Providing health care for the uninsured and underinsured in Los Angeles County
  • Robert E. Tranquada and Peter A. Glassman
  • Getting nowhere : homeless people, aimless policy
  • Paul Koegel and Audrey Burnam
  • Robert A. Levine and Barbara R. Williams
  • The widening income and wage gap between rich and poor : trends, causes, and policy options
  • Lynn A. Karoly
  • Families, children, poverty, policy
  • Julie DaVanzo
  • Helping urban teenagers avoid high-risk behavior : what we've learned from prevention research
  • Phyllis L. Ellickson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833012814
Lccn
93143475
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233149248
  • ucoclc233149248
Label
Urban America : policy choices for Los Angeles and the nation, edited by James B. Steinberg, David W. Lyon, and Mary E. Vaiana, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR100/
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-368)
Contents
  • Urban education
  • Paul T. Hill
  • Crime and punishment in California : full cells, empty pockets, and questionable benefits
  • Joan Petersilia
  • Reforming California's approach to delinquent and high-risk youth
  • Peter W. Greenwood
  • Street drug markets in inner-city neighborhoods : matching policy to reality
  • Peter H. Reuter and Robert J. MacCoun
  • Financing public services in Los Angeles
  • Preston Niblack and Peter J.E. Stan
  • Public policy and the inner city across three decades
  • Needed : a federal role in helping communities cope with immigration
  • Georges Vernez
  • Providing health care for the uninsured and underinsured in Los Angeles County
  • Robert E. Tranquada and Peter A. Glassman
  • Getting nowhere : homeless people, aimless policy
  • Paul Koegel and Audrey Burnam
  • Robert A. Levine and Barbara R. Williams
  • The widening income and wage gap between rich and poor : trends, causes, and policy options
  • Lynn A. Karoly
  • Families, children, poverty, policy
  • Julie DaVanzo
  • Helping urban teenagers avoid high-risk behavior : what we've learned from prevention research
  • Phyllis L. Ellickson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833012814
Lccn
93143475
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233149248
  • ucoclc233149248

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