In the 1960s, the United States developed a national system of social programs based on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 declaration of “unconditional war on poverty.” In 1966, the Academy convened a series of seminars on the many components of poverty.
- On Understanding Poverty: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, ed. Daniel P. Moynihan. New York: Basic Books, 1969. (out of print)
- On Fighting Poverty: Perspectives from Experience, ed. James Sundquist. New York: Basic Books, 1969. (out of print)
- PROJECT DATE: 1966-1969
- PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Daniel P. Moynihan (Harvard University
- SOURCES OF FUNDING: American Academy, Stern Family Fund