By James P. Ziliak
In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson traveled to Kentucky's Martin County to claim conflict on poverty. the next yr he signed the Appalachian local improvement Act, making a state-federal partnership to enhance the region's financial customers via higher activity possibilities, superior human capital, and improved transportation. because the point of interest of household antipoverty efforts, Appalachia took on certain symbolic in addition to monetary value. approximately part a century later, what are the consequences? Appalachian Legacy offers the answers.
Led by means of James P. Ziliak, well-known economists and demographers map out the region's present prestige. They discover vital questions, together with how has Appalachia fared because the signing of ARDA in 1965? How does it now evaluate to the country as an entire in key different types resembling schooling, employment, and future health? was once ARDA an efficient place-based coverage for ameliorating complication in a stricken quarter, or is Appalachia nonetheless mired in a poverty catch? And what classes do we draw from the Appalachian experience?
In addition to supplying the experiences of significant examine to aid analysts, policymakers, students, and local specialists determine what works in combating poverty, Appalachian Legacy is a crucial contribution to the industrial historical past of the japanese United States.
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