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Life After PRWORA: The Involvement of African American Fathers With Welfare-Reliant Children and the Child Support Enforcement System

David J. Pate

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Since the 1960s, fathers for children on welfare have been described in various ways. They have been described as “absent” and more recently as “deadbeat dads” for not contributing to the family ... 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


. Congressional Attacks on Welfare, 1980–2004

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the forces shaping the contemporary welfare backlash that led to the passage of 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) and continues to ... More


Welfare reform in the United States: the first five years of TANF

Pamela A. Holcomb and Karin Martinson

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter talks about the most significant changes in welfare policy and programmes at the local, state, and federal level that have occurred over the first five years. The first section sheds ... More


Introduction

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter describes the thematic framework of this study, arguing that continuity rather than change forms the experiences of low-income women in the post-reform era. Drawing on ... More


The American Model: state-enforced agency

Michael Rush

in Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091896
eISBN:
9781781708347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Two illustrates that the dual predominance of a) pyschological perspectives on father salience to child development and b) sociological perspectives on ‘fatherlessness’ in the USA represented ... More


Sibling Rivalry: Welfare and Refugee Resettlement

Jennifer Erickson

in Race-ing Fargo: Refugees, Citizenship, and the Transformation of Small Cities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751134
eISBN:
9781501751141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751134.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights practices of welfare workers in Fargo and compares them to practices of refugee resettlement workers in order to better understand how these institutions have shaped ... More


Welfare Reform and Market Conformity

Timothy Black and Sky Keyes

in It's a Setup: Fathering from the Social and Economic Margins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190062217
eISBN:
9780190062255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062217.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter summarizes the post-1970s neoliberal restructuring of US state welfare that culminated in the 1996 welfare reform act. The authors demonstrate how neoliberal welfare reform, combined ... More


“I Ain’t No Fucking Check, I’m a Father”

Timothy Black and Sky Keyes

in It's a Setup: Fathering from the Social and Economic Margins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190062217
eISBN:
9780190062255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062217.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In this chapter, the authors turn their attention to child support policies that were central to 1996 welfare reform, to the organization of Child Support Enforcement in Connecticut, and to ... More


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