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From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

Using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired, and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force, this book offers a success story and a broad discussion of ... More


The New School Fights Back

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty-nine tells of the fight the New School mounted to try and take back the American Presbyterian Church through legal means. Meeting in Auburn, New York, the New School held what became ... More


 “None Are Tolerated”: The Rise of Religious Liberty

Chris Beneke

in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305555
eISBN:
9780199784899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305558.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the end of exclusive religious establishments and the birth of a more civil religious climate in America. As the Revolution neared, the ideal of “religious liberty” assumed ... More


Faculty Priorities: Where Does Faith Fit?

Eugene R. Rice

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

DiIulio argues that “nonsectarian” has sometimes been misconstrued to mean aggressively “secular.” But nonsectarian education does not have to be anti‐religious or devoid of religion. He uses the ... More


 Singing from the Right Songbook: Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals

Otto Holzapfel

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

German-language hymns and hymnals played a foundational role in American Protestant life, providing historical counterpoint to the English Protestant traditions. By the eve of World War I, ... More


Behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization

Robert L. Curry, Lindsay M. Rossano, and Matthew W. Reudink

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes information from studies on the hybrid zone between black-capped and Carolina chickadees in southeastern Pennsylvania. The focus is on patterns of vocal variation in relation ... More


The Protestant Ethic

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the significance of Max Weber's time in Pennsylvania, and particularly his experience of the Fifth Day Quaker service, to his thesis about the Protestant ethic. It first ... More


“There Goes the Neighborhood”: Latino Migrants and Immigration Rumors

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was typical of many working‐class communities in America recently impacted by a rapid increase in the Latino population. Itself made up of the descendants of previous ... More


Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Robert M. Sandow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230518
eISBN:
9780823240845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions of resistance to the war–from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In this book, the author ... More


Sojourner

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although Brainerd had committed to working among the Indians in late 1742, he struggled for the next eighteen months with the consequences of this decision. This chapter describes Brainerd's work ... More


“Bold Boyes and Blasphemers”: Quakers in Early New England

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Social and geographical context influenced the developing peace testimony. In England, early Quakers were outside the established order; in contrast, when they made their way into the wilds of ... More


From Welfare to Work

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the debates over welfare reform. It then considers the changes in welfare policy in response to changing social and economic realities. The importance ... More


How One Corporation Got Involved

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter tells the story of Pennsylvania Blue Shield's venture into the world of welfare. It discusses the factors that created the receptive environment for the venture. These include the ... More


Planning for Success

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter presents the details that went into the design of the Pennsylvania Blue Shield program. It looks at the program elements as described in the proposal for government funding and the ... More


The Importance of Staff

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

One of the keys to the success of Pennsylvania Blue Shield's program was the competency of the staff selected to work in the training program. This chapter discusses the personnel considerations, and ... More


A Win-Win Game

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter describes what happened to the trainees who completed the program and program outcomes in terms of costs and savings. Pennsylvania Blue Shield's data showed a dramatic return on ... More


Trainee Perspectives

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the trainees themselves—their motivations, perceptions, and problems. It discusses the obstacles that must be overcome and the supports needed for candidates to be able to ... More


Integrating the New Workers

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the strategies used to integrate the new workers into the workplace. An overall approach was recommended which highlighted the importance of integrating the new workers into ... More


Perceptions of the Trainees as Corporate Employees

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the perceptions of the new employees during their initial period of adjustment at the Blue Shield corporate facility. It also discusses ways to smooth the transition from ... More


The World Is My Congregation

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter two discusses the expansion of Whitefield’s missionary career in British North America, as well as the start of his friendship with Gilbert Tennent and the New Light Presbyterians of ... More


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