the Univ. of Chicago's Grad. School of Public Policy and the Social Science Research Council, Oct. 1991.
Author: William Julius Wilson
In his much-noted 1987 book, The Truly Disadvantaged, Uni-versity of Chicago sociologist William Julius Wilson pinned on the economy much of the blame for the troubling rise in mother-only families among black Americans. Today, 5 1.1 percent of black children live in such families. In roughly half of those families the par- ents were never wed. Jobless- ness among...