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The Resource From welfare to workfare : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt

From welfare to workfare : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt

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From welfare to workfare : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965
Title
From welfare to workfare
Title remainder
the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Mittelstadt
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1996, Democratic president Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress "ended welfare as we know it" and trumpeted "workfare" as a dramatic break from the past. But, in fact, workfare was not new. Jennifer Mittelstadt locates the roots of the 1996 welfare reform many decades in the past, arguing that women, work, and welfare were intertwined concerns of the liberal welfare state beginning just after World War II. Mittelstadt examines the dramatic reform of Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) from the 1940s through the 1960s, demonstrating that in this often misunderstood period, national policy makers did not overlook issues of poverty, race, and women's role in society. Liberals' public debates and disagreements over welfare, however, caused unintended consequences, she argues, including a shift toward conservatism. Rather than leaving ADC as an income support program for needy mothers, reformers recast it as a social services program aimed at "rehabilitating" women from "dependence" on welfare to "independence," largely by encouraging them to work. Mittelstadt reconstructs the ideology, implementation, and consequences of rehabilitation, probing beneath its surface to reveal gendered and racialized assumptions about the welfare poor and broader societal concerns about poverty, race, family structure, and women's employment
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DLC
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1970-
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Mittelstadt, Jennifer
Dewey number
362.71/3/097309045
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HV699
LC item number
.M565 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • Aid to families with dependent children programs
  • Poor women
  • Welfare recipients
  • Public welfare
Label
From welfare to workfare : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-256) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A new postwar paradigm for welfare : from comprehensive social welfare to welfare services -- Strengthening family life and encouraging independence : gender and the postwar rehabilitation of the poor -- Selling welfare : the gender and race politics of coalition and consensus -- A "New Spirit" in welfare : women and work in the Kennedy administration -- Doing enough for broken families : the liberal social agenda on welfare, women's rights, and poverty, 1962-1964
Control code
55644598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780807829226
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
From welfare to workfare : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-256) 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
Contents
A new postwar paradigm for welfare : from comprehensive social welfare to welfare services -- Strengthening family life and encouraging independence : gender and the postwar rehabilitation of the poor -- Selling welfare : the gender and race politics of coalition and consensus -- A "New Spirit" in welfare : women and work in the Kennedy administration -- Doing enough for broken families : the liberal social agenda on welfare, women's rights, and poverty, 1962-1964
Control code
55644598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780807829226
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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