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The Resource The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society, Michael Tanner

The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society, Michael Tanner

Label
The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society
Title
The end of welfare
Title remainder
fighting poverty in the civil society
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tanner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book traces the growth of the American welfare state from the colonial era through the latest welfare reform bill and shows that government welfare programs have been a disastrous failure for everyone involved: for taxpayers, who must pick up the bill for failed programs; for society, whose mediating institutions of community, church, and family are increasingly pushed aside; and most of all for the poor themselves, who are trapped in a system that destroys opportunity for them and hope for their children
  • Tanner carefully examines the welfare reforms most often suggested by both liberals and conservatives - from job training to child care to workfare - and rejects them as unlikely to solve welfare's problems. Concluding that welfare cannot be reformed, Tanner calls for an end to government welfare and a return to the civil society's tradition of self-help and private charity. Tanner uses both "real-world" examples and the latest academic data to show that the civil society offers a far better way to fight poverty. As the debate over welfare reform moves into its next phase, Tanner offers a provocative alternative that is neither liberal nor conservative and is based on true compassion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanner, Michael
Dewey number
362.5/8/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.T36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Welfare state
Label
The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society, Michael Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Poverty in America -- The rise of the welfare state -- The failure of the welfare state -- Why liberal welfare reform won't work -- Why conservative welfare reform won't work -- Replacing welfare -- Creating opportunity -- Conclusion : a new debate -- Appendix : Major welfare programs
Control code
35360604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781882577385
Lccn
96036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The end of welfare : fighting poverty in the civil society, Michael Tanner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Poverty in America -- The rise of the welfare state -- The failure of the welfare state -- Why liberal welfare reform won't work -- Why conservative welfare reform won't work -- Replacing welfare -- Creating opportunity -- Conclusion : a new debate -- Appendix : Major welfare programs
Control code
35360604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781882577385
Lccn
96036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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