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The color of welfare : how racism undermined the war on poverty

Author: Jill S Quadagno
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Oxford University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Thirty years after Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States still lags behind most Western democracies in national welfare systems, lacking such basic programs as national health insurance and child care support. Some critics have explained the failure of social programs by citing our tradition of individual freedom and libertarian values, while others point to weaknesses within the working class.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Quadagno, Jill S.
Color of welfare.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)34890834
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill S Quadagno
ISBN: 9780199874477 0199874476 0195079191 9780195079197
OCLC Number: 729246983
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The equal opportunity welfare state --
Unfinished democracy --
Fostering political participation --
Extending equal employment opportunity --
Abandoning the American dream --
The politics of welfare reform --
The politics of motherhood --
Universal principles in social security --
Rebuilding the welfare state --
Explaining American exceptionalism.
Responsibility: Jill Quadagno.

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From Reconstruction to Lyndon Johnson and beyond, Jill Quadagno reveals how American social policy has continuously foundered on issues of race. She draws on extensive primary research to show how  Read more...

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