The issue of welfare reform has been predominant on the United States public agenda for almost three decades. Major initiatives undertaken in welfare reform since 1992 are examined in this book, with specific case studies on California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Each study focuses on: factors that motivated reform; the political process that led to its adoption; the objectives sought by the reform; and an assessment of the probability that each would achieve its objective. Introductory and concluding chapters analyze national trends in welfare reform.
Introduction - Lyke Thompson and Donald F Norris The Politics of Welfare ReformWelfare Reform in Wisconsin - Thomas J Corbett The Rhetoric and RealityCalifornia - Robert J Waste From Workfare for the Poor to Warfare on the PoorThe Death of General Assistance in Michigan - Lyke ThompsonNew Jersey's $64 Question - Ted George Goertzl and John Hart Legislative Entrepreneurship and the Family CapPrimordial Policy Soup, Bureaucratic Politics and Welfare Policy-Making in Maryland - Donald F Norris and James X BembryOhio - Richard G Sheridan Politics and Welfare Reform Don't MixFindings and Lessons from the Politics of Welfare Reform - Donald F Norris and Lyke Thompson
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.43