Oriented toward the introductory student, The Inequality Reader is the essential textbook for today's undergraduate courses. The editors, David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelenyi, have assembled the most important classic and contemporary readings about how poverty and inequality are generated and how they might be reduced. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides new materials on anti-poverty policies as well as new qualitative readings that make the scholarship more alive, more accessible, and more relevant. Now more than ever, The Inequality Reader is the one-stop compendium of all the must-read pieces, simply the best available introduction to the stratifi cation canon.
- Part I: Introduction - 1 David B. Grusky The Stories About Inequality That We Love to Tell - Part II: Does Inequality Serve a Purpose? - 2 Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore Some Principles of Stratification 3 Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Mart