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Welfare in the United States : a History with Documents, 1935-1996.

Author: Premilla Nadasen; Jennifer Mittelstadt; Marisa Chappell
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Welfare has been central to a number of significant political debates in modern America: What role should the government play in alleviating poverty?What does a government owe its citizens, and who is entitled to help?How have race and gender shaped economic opportunities and outcomes?How should Americans respond to increasing rates of single parenthood?How have poor women sought to shape their own lives and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nadasen, Premilla.
Welfare in the United States : A History with Documents, 1935-1996.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Premilla Nadasen; Jennifer Mittelstadt; Marisa Chappell
ISBN: 9781135024543 1135024545
OCLC Number: 862046927
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: Cover; WELFARE IN THE UNITED STATES; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Documents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 AFDC in the Early Years: The 1930s and 1940s; Chapter 2 New Debates about Welfare, Motherhood, and Work:The 1950s and Early 1960s; Chapter 3 Welfare Rights and Welfare Reform: The 1960s and1970s; Chapter 4 The End of Welfare as We Knew It: The 1980s and 1990s; Introduction to the Documents; Documents; Notes; References and Further Reading; Permissions Acknowledgments; Index.

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Welfare has been central to a number of significant political debates in modern America: What role should the government play in alleviating poverty?What does a government owe its citizens, and who is entitled to help?How have race and gender shaped economic opportunities and outcomes?How should Americans respond to increasing rates of single parenthood?How have poor women sought to shape their own lives and influence government policies?With a comprehensive introduction and a well-chosen collection of prima.

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"With wide ranging perspectives, nearly century-long coverage, and choice documents, this short but powerful collection shows why welfare remains one of the most contentious issues in public policy. Read more...

 
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