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Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. ... More


The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in ... More


What Is Welfare?

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter discusses welfare. Topics covered include the development of welfare, welfare as intended versus welfare in practice, myths and realities about welfare. The chapter then discusses the ... More


The Fading Promise of Welfare Reform to End Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the effects of the most important event affecting poor children in the last several decades: the welfare reform of 1996. It is now possible to examine the consequences of this ... More


Finding a Better Way

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a review of the stories of the women in the preceding chapters. Despite their differences — these women's paths to ... More


Feminization of Poverty in France: A Latent Issue

Claude Martin

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses women's poverty in France, particularly that of lone mothers and lone elderly women. The poverty of lone mothers stems from their position in the labor market. Lone mothers are ... More


The Italian Case

Enrica Morlicchio and Elena Spinelli

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines women's poverty in Italy. It first describes some of the structural conditions that contribute to the main risks of poverty for women, such as their exclusion from the labor ... More


The Rise and Fall of Welfare for Disadvantaged Children in America

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter traces the rise of the modern welfare system in the United States, and the causes that led to the continued high rates of welfare up to the end of the 20th century. It examines the ... More


Combatting Child Abuse in Finland: From Family to Child-centered Orientation

Tarja Pösö

in Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Over a period of ten years or so, the Finnish child welfare system has moved from family centered policy and practice towards a more child centered orientation. Since 1995, the scope of child welfare ... More


Child Welfare Reform through Demonstration Research: Permanency Planning

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The previous chapter examined the effectiveness of casework intervention to bring about change by reforming the individual client using case management, counseling, and therapeutic approaches. ... More


Introduction

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the rising number of children living in poverty in the United States. It then considers the failure of existing programs to deal with the problem ... More


The End of Child Welfare: The Transformation of Child Welfare into Child Protective Services

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter explores the transformation of the public child welfare system into a child protection system. In 1962, in the Journal of the American Medical Association C. Henry Kempe and his ... More


Dealing with Child Abuse, the Red Herring of Child Welfare

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter questions the soundness of child abuse remaining the principal focus of decision-making. It describes how efforts to protect children from alleged physical and sexual assault have ... More


The Changing Portrait of the American Family

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the child welfare system has adapted to the changing conditions of American families. After World War II mothers began a long steady entry back into the labor force that ... More


The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Richard Titmuss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book's author was a pioneer in the field of social administration (now social policy). In this reissued classic, listed by the New York Times as one of the 10 most important books of the year ... More


Ana: Caught in Circumstances Beyond Her Control

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter details the experience of a woman called Ana who is living on a tight budget. She is not on welfare anymore, although she was for a short time. Over the past year she has received income ... More


Sandy: Working but Poor

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter tells the story of Sandy, a 24-year-old single mother of a five-year old. She is still recuperating from her time on AFDC, and her financial reserves are low. Sandy used AFDC for about ... More


Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the experiences of informal home carers in the different welfare systems of the former West Germany and East Germany, and Britain. It is innovative in using a biographical case ... More


Cora: A Portrait of Dependency

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter tells the story of Cora, who has been on AFDC all her adult life. She began using AFDC twenty-four years ago and has continued, without a break, ever since. In so many respects, her life ... More


Welfare reforms and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reports on the extent of people's well-being in China's modern welfare system. It also draws conclusions on the key features of the Chinese welfare system, including: minimal levels of ... More


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