The poverty of the American underclass cannot be overcome by any single strategy. But surely it will not be reduced without new government interventions in education, training, employment, housing, and social welfae. That raises the question of how the electoral power-especially electoral power exercised by the underclass itself-can be mobilized to win new public policies.
Cloward, Richard A. and Piven, Frances Fox
"Poverty and Electoral Power,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss4/8