Good piece from the Associated Press. What happened to fact checking and/or copy editors at the AP though. It's Christopher Jencks, not Jenks. Here are two of his other works. Jencks, in an interview I read a long time ago, defined himself as a cultural conservative, (politically he is left-liberal)thus his usage of the "underclass". Out of many critiques of such see The War against the Poor: The Underclass and Antipoverty Policy by Herbert J. Gans and the anthology, " The Underclass Debate: Views from History Michael B. Katz (Editor). Is my understanding correct that William Julius Wilson has backed off on using the concept? The Underclass Question by Bill E. Lawson Foreword by William Julius Wilson.
And, ugh, arranged in bestselling order at bn.com, the top work is one of
the two books Dubya Bush has (ever?) read, "
>From Wall Street Journal : When asked by the Wall Street Journal to name the
book, excepting the Bible, that he has read that has been most important to him, George W. Bush said: "The Dream and the Nightmare by Myron Magnet crystallized for me the impact the failed culture of the '60s had on our values and society."
Rethinking Social Policy Race, Poverty, And The Underclass Jencks, Christopher
Inequality:The Effect of Family and Schooling in America Jencks, Christopher