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The Resource Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality, Joel F. Handler, Yeheskel Hasenfeld

Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality, Joel F. Handler, Yeheskel Hasenfeld

Label
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality
Title
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality
Statement of responsibility
Joel F. Handler, Yeheskel Hasenfeld
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Handler, Joel F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hasenfeld, Yeheskel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Family policy
  • Welfare recipients
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Poor families
  • Poverty
  • Equality
Label
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality, Joel F. Handler, Yeheskel Hasenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-378) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- The argument -- The plan of the book -- 2. The state of poverty : TANF recipients -- The myth and reality of poverty in America -- Measuring poverty -- Experiencing poverty -- The risk of poverty and poverty spells -- Who are the poor? -- The working poor -- Poverty, race, and ethnicity -- Poverty, gender, and single parenthood -- Child poverty -- Why is poverty persistently high? -- Welfare recipients -- Historical trends -- Welfare use -- Characteristics of families -- Race/ethnicity -- Education level -- Welfare and work -- Monthly income -- Employment -- Welfare leavers : stuck in poverty -- Conclusions
  • 3. The response to poverty and inequality : the welfare state -- Introduction -- The public welfare state -- Cash assistance -- The earned income tax credit (EITC) -- In-kind programs -- Food and nutrition -- Hunger and food insecurity -- Child care -- Child support -- Education -- Housing -- Health care -- Trying to reform health insurance -- Health insurance for low-income children (SCHIP) -- Health of children of immigrants -- Summary : child well-being -- Who uses the welfare state? -- The impact of the welfare state on poverty -- The private welfare state : workers -- The "third section" -- Conclusions -- 4. Demonizing the single-mother family : the path to welfare reform -- The colonial period -- The origins of aid to dependent children -- The "suitable home" -- The "welfare queen" and the welfare "crisis" -- The attacks on welfare -- The liberal response to welfare : the war on poverty -- The triumph of the "welfare queen" -- The transformation of welfare departments -- Putting recipients to work -- State waivers to increase work requirements -- "Ending welfare as we know it" -- Conclusions : a return to colonial welfare
  • 5. The welfare bureaucracy -- Welfare bureaucracy as an enactment of moral symbols -- The "new" welfare-to-work ideology -- The welfare department as an employment agency -- The "welfare-to-work" approach -- Use of sanctions -- Routinization and discretion -- Provision of social services -- State variations : do they matter? -- Integrated vs. specialized case management -- Privatization of TANF : who benefits? -- Changing the culture of the welfare department -- Conclusions -- 6. Work and the low-wage labor market : mothers and children -- What kinds of jobs are available? : the low-wage labor market for women -- The rise of non-standard work -- Stuck in low-wage jobs -- The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) -- The impact on welfare leavers -- The dilemmas of child care for low-wage workers -- The use of child care -- The costs of child care -- Availability of child care resources -- Caring for children with health problems -- "It's just not working" -- The quality of child care -- The effects of child care -- Impact of working in the low-wage market on child development -- Conclusions
  • 7. Welfare reform and moral entrepreneurship : promoting marriage and responsible parenthood and preventing teenage pregnancy -- Marriage and poverty -- Married and poor -- The fragile families study -- Paternity establishment and child-support enforcement -- Promoting healthy marriages -- Family cap -- Domestic violence -- PRWORA and teens -- Teen single mothers, fathers, and their children -- Teen mothers on welfare -- Living arrangements -- School attendance -- Sanctions -- Teen children of welfare recipients -- Does PRWORA affect rates of teen pregnancy, school dropout, and living arrangements? -- Can abstinence-only-until-marriage programs reduce teen pregnancies? -- Conclusions -- 8. Addressing poverty and inequality -- The starting point -- The interconnectedness of poverty issues -- Why there has to be both jobs and income support -- Improving the pain labor market -- Increasing the income of families : a children's allowance -- Improving child care -- Childcare : the very early period -- Children : preschool -- Improving the neighborhood effect -- The hard-to-employ
Control code
ocn182827737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 401 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511349041
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182827737
Label
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality, Joel F. Handler, Yeheskel Hasenfeld
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-378) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- The argument -- The plan of the book -- 2. The state of poverty : TANF recipients -- The myth and reality of poverty in America -- Measuring poverty -- Experiencing poverty -- The risk of poverty and poverty spells -- Who are the poor? -- The working poor -- Poverty, race, and ethnicity -- Poverty, gender, and single parenthood -- Child poverty -- Why is poverty persistently high? -- Welfare recipients -- Historical trends -- Welfare use -- Characteristics of families -- Race/ethnicity -- Education level -- Welfare and work -- Monthly income -- Employment -- Welfare leavers : stuck in poverty -- Conclusions
  • 3. The response to poverty and inequality : the welfare state -- Introduction -- The public welfare state -- Cash assistance -- The earned income tax credit (EITC) -- In-kind programs -- Food and nutrition -- Hunger and food insecurity -- Child care -- Child support -- Education -- Housing -- Health care -- Trying to reform health insurance -- Health insurance for low-income children (SCHIP) -- Health of children of immigrants -- Summary : child well-being -- Who uses the welfare state? -- The impact of the welfare state on poverty -- The private welfare state : workers -- The "third section" -- Conclusions -- 4. Demonizing the single-mother family : the path to welfare reform -- The colonial period -- The origins of aid to dependent children -- The "suitable home" -- The "welfare queen" and the welfare "crisis" -- The attacks on welfare -- The liberal response to welfare : the war on poverty -- The triumph of the "welfare queen" -- The transformation of welfare departments -- Putting recipients to work -- State waivers to increase work requirements -- "Ending welfare as we know it" -- Conclusions : a return to colonial welfare
  • 5. The welfare bureaucracy -- Welfare bureaucracy as an enactment of moral symbols -- The "new" welfare-to-work ideology -- The welfare department as an employment agency -- The "welfare-to-work" approach -- Use of sanctions -- Routinization and discretion -- Provision of social services -- State variations : do they matter? -- Integrated vs. specialized case management -- Privatization of TANF : who benefits? -- Changing the culture of the welfare department -- Conclusions -- 6. Work and the low-wage labor market : mothers and children -- What kinds of jobs are available? : the low-wage labor market for women -- The rise of non-standard work -- Stuck in low-wage jobs -- The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) -- The impact on welfare leavers -- The dilemmas of child care for low-wage workers -- The use of child care -- The costs of child care -- Availability of child care resources -- Caring for children with health problems -- "It's just not working" -- The quality of child care -- The effects of child care -- Impact of working in the low-wage market on child development -- Conclusions
  • 7. Welfare reform and moral entrepreneurship : promoting marriage and responsible parenthood and preventing teenage pregnancy -- Marriage and poverty -- Married and poor -- The fragile families study -- Paternity establishment and child-support enforcement -- Promoting healthy marriages -- Family cap -- Domestic violence -- PRWORA and teens -- Teen single mothers, fathers, and their children -- Teen mothers on welfare -- Living arrangements -- School attendance -- Sanctions -- Teen children of welfare recipients -- Does PRWORA affect rates of teen pregnancy, school dropout, and living arrangements? -- Can abstinence-only-until-marriage programs reduce teen pregnancies? -- Conclusions -- 8. Addressing poverty and inequality -- The starting point -- The interconnectedness of poverty issues -- Why there has to be both jobs and income support -- Improving the pain labor market -- Increasing the income of families : a children's allowance -- Improving child care -- Childcare : the very early period -- Children : preschool -- Improving the neighborhood effect -- The hard-to-employ
Control code
ocn182827737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 401 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511349041
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182827737

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