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The color of welfare [electronic resource] : how racism undermined the war on poverty / Jill Quadagno.

By: Quadagno, Jill S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996Edition: 1st Oxford University Press pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780199874477 (electronic bk.); 0199874476 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Social policy | Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States | Poor -- United States | United States -- Race relations | United States -- Race relations -- Economic aspects | United States -- Social policy | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Poverty & Homelessness | Sozialpolitik | Rassendiskriminierung | USA | Poverty | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Color of welfare.DDC classification: 305.5/69/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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. In The Color of Welfare, Jill Quadagno takes exception to these claims, placing race at the center of the "American Dilemma," as Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal did half.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-240) and index.

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.

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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. In The Color of Welfare, Jill Quadagno takes exception to these claims, placing race at the center of the "American Dilemma," as Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal did half.

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