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The Politics of Welfare Reform

The Politics of Welfare Reform

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May 1995 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Lyke Thompson and Donald F Norris
The Politics of Welfare Reform

Thomas J Corbett
Welfare Reform in Wisconsin
The Rhetoric and Reality

Robert J Waste
From Workfare for the Poor to Warfare on the Poor

Lyke Thompson
The Death of General Assistance in Michigan
Ted George Goertzl and John Hart
New Jersey's $64 Question
Legislative Entrepreneurship and the Family Cap

Donald F Norris and James X Bembry
Primordial Policy Soup, Bureaucratic Politics and Welfare Policy-Making in Maryland
Richard G Sheridan
Politics and Welfare Reform Don't Mix

Donald F Norris and Lyke Thompson
Findings and Lessons from the Politics of Welfare Reform

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ISBN: 9780803957015