Lawrence M. Mead

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February 25, 2021

Poverty and Culture

Lawrence M. Mead

Serious long-term poverty in the United States is more likely to burden those who come from non-Western, collectivist cultures that socialize people to modify behavior in accordance with demands made...

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January 9, 2014

Ask a Scholar: Does the Poverty Rate Affect the Non-Poor?

Lawrence M. Mead

A question about the effects of poverty rates on those who are not themselves poor.

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September 7, 2012

Ask a Scholar: Welfare, Single Mothers, and Marriage

Lawrence M. Mead

A politics scholar addresses the question, "Should marriage be a condition included in welfare reform? Would welfare benefits incentivize women to get married?&#...

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November 23, 2010

The Other Danger...Scholasticism in Academic Research

Lawrence M. Mead

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no....

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