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The Resource Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty, Peter Cove

Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty, Peter Cove

Label
Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty
Title
Poor no more
Title remainder
rethinking dependency and the war on poverty
Statement of responsibility
Peter Cove
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1960s, America set out to end poverty. Policy-makers put forth an unprecedented package of legislation, funding poverty programs and empowering the poor through ineffectual employment-related education and training. However, these handouts produced little change, and efforts to provide education and job-training proved inconsequential, boasting only a 2.8 percent decrease in the poverty rate since 1965. Decades after the War on Poverty began, many of its programs failed. Only one thing really worked to help end poverty-and that was work itself, the centerpiece of welfare reform in 1996. Poor No More is a plan to restructure poverty programs, prioritizing jobs above all else. Traditionally, job placement programs stemmed from non-profi t organizations or government agencies. However, America Works, the fi rst for-profit job placement venture founded by Peter Cove, has the highest employee retention rate in the greater New York City area, even above these traditional agencies. When the federal government embraced the work-first ideal, inspired by the success of America Works, welfare rolls plummeted from 12.6 million to 4.7 million nationally within one decade. Poor No More is a paradigm-shifting work that guides the reader through the evolution of America's War on Poverty and urges policy-makers to eliminate training and education programs that waste time and money and to adopt a work-first model, while providing job-seekers with the tools and life lessons essential to finding and maintaining employment."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cove, Peter,
Dewey number
  • 362.55610973
  • 362.55610973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Public welfare
  • Poor
Label
Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty, Peter Cove
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 2017 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The war on poverty begins -- The rise of dependency -- The failure of poverty programs -- Poverty programs as disincentive to work -- America works: recommendations and guidelines for successful work programs -- Work before education and training -- Real policy solutions: the money chapter -- Afterword: 250 Broadway, Summer 2009
Control code
on1001883395
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351497992
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001883395
Label
Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty, Peter Cove
Publication
Note
Originally published 2017 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The war on poverty begins -- The rise of dependency -- The failure of poverty programs -- Poverty programs as disincentive to work -- America works: recommendations and guidelines for successful work programs -- Work before education and training -- Real policy solutions: the money chapter -- Afterword: 250 Broadway, Summer 2009
Control code
on1001883395
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351497992
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001883395

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