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Selling welfare reform : work-first and the new common sense of employment

Author: Frank Ridzi
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
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Draws a portrait of how welfare staff and their clients negotiate the complexities of the low wage labor market in an age of global competition. This title chronicles how entrepreneurial efforts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ridzi, Frank.
Selling welfare reform.
New York : New York University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008045877
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Ridzi
ISBN: 9781441615664 1441615660
OCLC Number: 647699974
Description: 1 online resource (x, 319 p.) : ill.
Contents: Acknowledgements 1. "Selling Work-First:" Introduction; 2. "You're All Doing the Wrong Thing": Innovation and Common Sense; 3. "A New Way of Doing Business": Performance Measures, Rights, and Common Sense; 4. "'Information Age' Social Policy": New Technology and New Customers; 5. "We Are a Thorn in the Side of Those Who Won't Change:" Buying into Work-First; 6. "Not Everybody Fits into Their Box:" Work-first, Gender, Race and Families; 7. "Don't Blame Me, It Wasn't Up to Me!": Policy Recommendations from Everyday Experience; 8. Conclusion: Envisioning "a New Common Sense" Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Responsibility: Frank Ridzi.

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"In this fascinating study, Ridzi deftly explores how 'work-first' came to dominate welfare policy and how this neoliberal ideology contours the interactions between welfare staff and their clients. Read more...

 
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