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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


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


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