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Ending welfare as we know it, R. Kent Weaver

Label
Ending welfare as we know it
Title
Ending welfare as we know it
Statement of responsibility
R. Kent Weaver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Clinton's first presidential term was a period of extraordinary change in policy toward low-income families. In 1993 Congress enacted a major expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families. In 1996 Congress passed and the president signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. This legislation abolished the sixty-year-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replaced it with a block grant program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. It contained stiff new work requirements and limits on the length of time people could receive welfare benefits." "Dramatic change in AFDC was also occurring piecemeal in the states during these years. States used waivers granted by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to experiment with a variety of welfare strategies, including denial of additional benefits for children born or conceived while a mother received AFDC, work requirements, and time limits on receipt of cash benefits. The pace of change at the state level accelerated after the 1996 federal welfare reform legislation gave states increased leeway to design their programs." "Ending Welfare as We Know It analyzes how these changes in the AFDC program came about. In fourteen chapters, R. Kent Weaver addresses three sets of questions about the politics of welfare reform: the dismal history of comprehensive AFDC reform initiatives; the dramatic changes in the welfare reform agenda over the past thirty years; and the reasons why comprehensive welfare reform at the national level succeeded in 1996 after failing in 1995, in 1993-94, and on many previous occasions." "Welfare reform raises issues of race, class, and sex that are as difficult and divisive as any in American politics. While broad social and political trends helped to create a historic opening for welfare reform in the late 1990s, dramatic legislation was not inevitable. The interaction of contextual factors with short-term political and policy calculations by President Clinton and congressional Republicans - along with the cascade of repositioning by other policymakers - turned "ending welfare as we know it" from political possibility into policy reality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weaver, R. Kent
Dewey number
361.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.W38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Poor
  • Welfare recipients
  • Family policy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Ending welfare as we know it, R. Kent Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42976772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780815792475
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99050856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ending welfare as we know it, R. Kent Weaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42976772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780815792475
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99050856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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