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Politics and Public Morality : The Great American Welfare Reform Debate - Gary Bryner

Politics and Public Morality

The Great American Welfare Reform Debate

Paperback Published: 17th February 1998
ISBN: 9780393971736
Number Of Pages: 353

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Welfare reform has played a prominent role in recent presidential and congressional elections. For conservatives and liberals, welfare is a fundamental issue, representative of either all that is wrong with the American welfare state or one of the fundamental responsibilities of government. Welfare policy is intertwined with many pressing public issues, ranging from poverty, racism, and urban decline to the status of women, children, and the family. In Politics and Public Morality, Gary Bryner answers the debate over whether welfare reform can succeed.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Old American Welfare Systemp. 1
Welfare Policy: Goals, Values, and Resultsp. 29
The Politics of Welfare Reformp. 66
Welfare Reform Returns to Washington, 1995-1996p. 106
Assessing the Great Welfare Reform Debatep. 172
Getting Welfare Recipients into the Work Forcep. 217
Changing the Rules about Who Should Receive Welfarep. 248
Reorienting Welfare Administration to Work and Other Reformsp. 279
Welfare Reform as We May Come to Know Itp. 313
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780393971736
ISBN-10: 0393971732
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 353
Published: 17th February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1