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Welfare transformed [electronic resource] : universalizing family policies that work / Robert Cherry.

By: Cherry, Robert D, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 213 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780198040385 (electronic bk.); 0198040385 (electronic bk.); 9780195183122 (Cloth); 0195183126 (Cloth).Subject(s): Public welfare -- United States -- Evaluation | Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States -- Evaluation | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Poverty & Homelessness | Aide sociale -- �Etats-Unis -- �Evaluation | Aide sociale -- B�en�eficiaires -- Travail -- �Etats-Unis -- �Evaluation | Familienschutz -- USA | Sozialpolitik -- USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Welfare transformed.DDC classification: 362.5/5680973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. Setting the stage for reform. -- Moving families forward -- Changing welfare as we know it : Clinton's "making work pay" philosophy -- Work effort among the poor -- Domestic violence, teen childbearing, and race -- pt. 2. Measured successes. -- Welfare reform during the economic boom -- Importance of a high-employment economy -- pt. 3. Moving forward. -- Federal and state child support policies -- Vocational training that works -- Strengthening partner relationships and child support -- TANF reauthorization : where do we go from here?
Summary: In the ten years after President Clinton made good on his promise to "end welfare as we know it" by signing the reform act of 1996, the number of families on welfare dropped by over three million. This hotly contested legislation has fueled countless hyperbolic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum rather than a clearheaded examination of the actual results of the reform. Robert Cherry steps into the fray with a story that differs sharply from both conservative and liberal critiques. He portrays the women who left welfare as success stories rather than victims, and stre.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-208) and index.

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pt. 1. Setting the stage for reform. -- Moving families forward -- Changing welfare as we know it : Clinton's "making work pay" philosophy -- Work effort among the poor -- Domestic violence, teen childbearing, and race -- pt. 2. Measured successes. -- Welfare reform during the economic boom -- Importance of a high-employment economy -- pt. 3. Moving forward. -- Federal and state child support policies -- Vocational training that works -- Strengthening partner relationships and child support -- TANF reauthorization : where do we go from here?

In the ten years after President Clinton made good on his promise to "end welfare as we know it" by signing the reform act of 1996, the number of families on welfare dropped by over three million. This hotly contested legislation has fueled countless hyperbolic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum rather than a clearheaded examination of the actual results of the reform. Robert Cherry steps into the fray with a story that differs sharply from both conservative and liberal critiques. He portrays the women who left welfare as success stories rather than victims, and stre.

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