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The Failed Welfare Revolution America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy

Author: Brian Steensland
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press 2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today the United States has one of the highest poverty rates among the world's rich industrial democracies. The Failed Welfare Revolution shows us that things might have turned out differently. During the 1960s and 1970s, policymakers in three presidential administrations tried to replace the nation's existing welfare system with a revolutionary program to guarantee Americans basic economic security. Surprisingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Steensland
ISBN: 9780691127149 069112714X 9781400837489 1400837480
OCLC Number: 956892348
Description: 1 online resource (320 Seiten)

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Today the United States has one of the highest poverty rates among the world's rich industrial democracies. The Failed Welfare Revolution shows us that things might have turned out differently. During the 1960s and 1970s, policymakers in three presidential administrations tried to replace the nation's existing welfare system with a revolutionary program to guarantee Americans basic economic security. Surprisingly from today's vantage point, guaranteed income plans received broad bipartisan support in the 1960s. One proposal, President Nixon's Family Assistance Plan, nearly passed int ...

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