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How Much More Can They Work?: Setting Realistic Expectations for Welfare Mothers

LaDonna Pavetti

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines comparative work experiences of welfare recipients and nonrecipients prior to the implementation of work-related reforms. It estimates the amount of additional work that welfare ... More


Turning Our Backs on the New Deal: The End of Welfare in 1996

Jeffrey Lehman and Sheldon Danziger

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), characterized as a regressive step that compromises the basic right of a safety net ... More


Welfare Is a Cancer: Economic Citizenship in the Age of Reagan

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

in Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the central role of criminalization and welfare fraud in degrading the civic status of welfare recipients and the declining support for the program. Politicians, such as Ronald ... More


Comparing human dignity in four welfare systems

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares the welfare measures of the four systems studied in this book and examines their impact on the dignity of unemployed people. It then identifies the different welfare measures ... More


Engaging with Rules and Negotiating Compliance

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines how welfare recipients engaged with welfare rules and negotiated compliance with the rules. More specifically, it considers the variation in welfare recipients' rule engagement ... More


Contextualizing Criminality, Noncompliance, and Resistance

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines welfare recipients' resistance to, and investment in, law's legitimacy when their formal compliance with the law was often tenuous. Drawing on interviews with thirty-four ... More


“Tired of Being Seconds” on ADC

Lisa Levenstein

in A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832721
eISBN:
9781469605883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889985_levenstein.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines women's life circumstances by looking at those who turned to welfare to help support their families. It shows how the gendered construction of racialized urban poverty shaped ... More


‘Ending Welfare as we know it’: Welfare Reform in the US

Joel F. Handler

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter studies the effects of welfare reform on states, welfare recipients, and welfare delivery organisations. It aims to determine whether the increased flexibility of giving states has ... 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


Introduction

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This book examines the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare in the United States and how welfare use has resulted in the criminalization of poverty. Today's welfare system ... More


The Criminalization of Poverty

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the increasing criminalization of the welfare system and welfare recipients. In particular, it considers the growing overlap between the welfare system and the criminal justice ... More


Living within and without the Rules

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on welfare recipients' compliance and noncompliance with welfare rules and regulations based on the results of interviews with thirty-four individuals in a Northern California ... More


Human dignity and social policy

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the concepts of human dignity and social policy, starting with an example of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers. It moves on to a discussion of ... More


Cheating Ourselves

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the legitimacy of welfare law by proposing frameworks other than the governing frame of criminal regulation to guide welfare policies. It suggests that the U.S. welfare system ... 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


Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between ... More


A Glimpse at the Interviewees

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes some of the salient background characteristics and histories of thirty-four welfare recipients in a Northern California county. Based on in-depth, semistructured interviews ... More


Was Welfare Reform Successful?

Rebecca M. Blank

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers the impact of the welfare reform signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, a major policy initiative targeting the situation of unemployed single mothers dependent on welfare. ... More


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