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- DescriptionA thoughtful and lucid distillation of Dr. Hilfiker's personal experience working as a medical doctor in urban centres for the last twenty years, together with his readings in academic and popular writing on the subject of poverty and social welfare, this insightful book carefully argues that American welfare programmes, while effective in their aims for the middle class, do little to help the urban poor. Divided into six sections that deal with history, causes and solutions, this book will break down the myths and legends surrounding black poverty in the U.S.
- Author BiographyPhysician and writer DAVID HILFIKER, M.D. has committed his life to social justice in the practice of his two professions. In 1983, after seven years as a rural physician in north-eastern Minnesota, he moved to Washington, D.C., to practice medicine in the center of the city at Christ House, a medical recovery shelter for homeless men, where he and his family also lived. In 1990, he cofounded Joseph's House, a community and hospice for formerly homeless men dying with AIDS. He lived there for three years, and continues to work there today.
- Author(s)David Hilfiker
- PublisherSeven Stories Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication09/01/2003
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSeven Stories Press,U.S.
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight210 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine12 mm
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