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- DescriptionIn a book that Robert B. Reich, former United States Secretary of Labour, called provocative and insightful...combining revealing details about specific people with thoughtful analysis of the trends that have shaped their lives, Katherine S. Newman, former of Dean of Social Science's at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and award-winning author of No Shame in My Game exposes a growing but largely invisible group of Americans: the aging urban underclass. While an increasing population of the United States population is about to retire - the number of Americans over age sixty-five is expected to double to seventy million in the next thirty years - the experience of middle and old age, as Newman shows, differs dramatically for whites and mirities, for the middle class and the poor, and for those living in the suburbs versus the city. Focusing on the lives of the elderly African Americans and Latis in pockets of New York City where wages are low, crime is often high, and the elderly have few support systems they can rely on, A Different Shade of Gray provides a well-documented portrait of a little-examined group. (Kirkus Reviews).
- Author BiographyKatherine S. Newman is Dean of Social Science at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Malcolm Wiener Professor of Urban Studies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of No Shame in My Game (which won the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Prize and the Sidney Hillman Book Award in 2000), Falling From Grace, Declining Fortunes, and, most recently, Rampage.
- Author(s)Katherine S. Newman
- PublisherThe New Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2006
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New Press
- Content Note12-16 black&white graphs & tables throughout
- Weight457 g
- Width144 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edition Statementannotated edition
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