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The welfare debate

Author: Greg M Shaw
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of public welfare in the United States, from its roots in the colonial era through the beginning of the twenty-first century, discussing such topics as the War on Poverty and the end of welfare entitlement.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg M Shaw
ISBN: 9780313338922 0313338922
OCLC Number: 152580750
Description: xix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Preface --
Introduction --
The early American roots of welfare --
Controlling the poor in nineteenth-century America --
From mothers' pensions to a troubled Aid to Dependent Children program --
The rise and fall of the war on poverty --
The 1970s and 1980s--backlash and an emerging neoconservative consensus --
The end of welfare entitlement --
A new world of welfare --
Conclusions --
Appendix 1: Time line of significant developments in American social welfare provision --
Appendix 2: Annotated list of further readings --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Responsibility: Greg M. Shaw.
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