Out of reach : place, poverty, and the new American welfare state (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Out of reach : place, poverty, and the new American welfare state

Out of reach : place, poverty, and the new American welfare state

Author: Scott W Allard
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on interviews with almost 1,500 public and nonprofit service organizations in three cities, this important book identifies significant gaps in the accessibility of assistance and looks at the profound impact of unstable funding on programs for low-income populations. Full of original research and valuable insights, Out of Reach points the way toward making the safety net more equitable and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allard, Scott W.
Out of reach.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, ©2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott W Allard
ISBN: 9780300120356 0300120354
OCLC Number: 223870630
Notes: "Published with assistance from the foundation established in memory of Philip Hamilton"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Place, poverty, and the new American welfare state --
Spatial inequality in the safety net --
The financing and stability of organizations serving the poor --
A comparison of faith-based and secular nonprofit service providers --
The politics of a fragmented welfare state --
Repairing holes in the safety net.
Responsibility: Scott W. Allard.
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Changes in welfare programs since 1996 have transformed the way America cares for its poor. Drawing on survey data from faith-based and secular service organizations in three cities, this book  Read more...


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"A timely book that will have major implications for welfare reform policy and, more broadly, American social policy."-Steven Rathgeb Smith, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington Read more...

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