Families, Poverty, and Welfare Reform

Families, Poverty, and Welfare Reform

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Can welfare encourage self-sufficiency, or does it merely foster ongoing dependence on the system? What hope can be placed in welfare reform? This essential volume combines essays by prominent public policy scholars with comments by social project directors who speak from their experience in the field. Essays include critical assessments of the effects of poverty on children and families, policies to reduce dependency on welfare, and welfare reform, as well as a more specific look at welfare reform in the state of Illinois.... by discretion and a highly personalized relationship between caseworker and client into an impersonal system for verifying eligibility and writing ... Nonjudgmental income maintenance for the poor was not a policy the public and its representatives were prepared to accept. ... and workers since the early 1970s have differed dramatically from the post-World War II era (Danziger and Gottschalk, 1995b, p.

Title:Families, Poverty, and Welfare Reform
Author:Lawrence B. Joseph
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1999


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