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We the Poor People: Work, Poverty, and Welfare (Yale FastBack)

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Current welfare reforms — including recently enacted federal legislation — are largely symbolic politics, argue two experts in this important new book. According to Joel F. Handler and Yeheskel Hasenfeld, the real problem we face is not the spread of welfare but the spread of poverty among the working poor, a group that includes most welfare recipients. The surest way to solve the problem is to create jobs and supplement low-wage work. The authors offer proposals that would make it possible for individuals to support themselves and their families through working and that would establish a safety net for those relatively few individuals who arc unable to do so.<P>The authors discuss current policies, efforts, and programs designed to deal with the poor and analyze what works, what does not work, and why. Instead of income maintenance strategies, they promote policies that would facilitate leaving welfare for work — particularly in the case of single mothers. Their proposals range from creating jobs and supplementing income through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to raising the minimum wage to providing health insurance and child care support. These are not inexpensive solutions, but they must occur if we truly wish to live in a society that strives to provide opportunities for all.<P>"A substantial contribution to the critical debate occurring in the states about structuring 'welfare reform.'" — Lucy A. Williams, School of Law, Northeastern University<P>"This book contributes in innovative and significant ways to the ongoing discussion of poverty and welfare reform". — Gary D. Sandefur, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-268) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300072501
Author:
Handler, Joel F.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
With:
Hasenfeld, Yeheskel
Author:
Hasenfeld, Yeheskel
Location:
New Haven, Conn. :
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Welfare recipients
Subject:
Poverty -- United States.
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Fastback Series
Series Volume:
11378
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.92 lb

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Poverty
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
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