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Trapped in America's safety net : one family's struggle

Author: Andrea Louise Campbell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2014]
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Behind the statistics and beyond the ideological battles are human beings whose lives are stunted by policies that purport to help them. In showing how and why this happens, Trapped in America's Safety Net offers a way to change it."--Publisher's website.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Louise Campbell
ISBN: 9780226140308 022614030X 9780226140445 022614044X
OCLC Number: 871670529
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Trying to make it in America --
Down the rabbit hole --
The place of the poor in the American welfare state --
How means-tested programs keep people poor --
The fifty different worlds of social assistance --
Conclusion : the future of American means-tested programs.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Andrea Louise Campbell.

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