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Cheating welfare : public assistance and the criminalization of poverty

Author: Kaaryn S Gustafson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth exploration of welfare fraud in America, focusing on both victims of complex public policy and those who manipulate the system

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaaryn S Gustafson
ISBN: 9780814732311 0814732313 9780814732915 0814732917
OCLC Number: 770084855
Notes: Introduction. Reconstructing social ills : from the perils of poverty to welfare dependency. The criminalization of poverty. A glimpse at the interviewees. Living within and without the rules. Engaging with rules and negotiating compliance. Contextualizing criminality, non-compliance, and resistance. Cheating ourselves
Description: xi, 227 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Reconstructing social ills : from the perils of poverty to welfare dependency --
The criminalization of poverty --
A glimpse at the interviewees --
Living within and without the rules --
Engaging with rules and negotiating compliance --
Contextualizing criminality, non-compliance, and resistance --
Cheating ourselves.
Responsibility: Kaaryn S. Gustafson

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The 1990s ushered in an era of neoliberal changes in the US in public policies aimed at the poor. Key to these modifications was a shift in ideological thought that mandated personal responsibility Read more...

 
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