Implementing the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996: A First Look

Overview

Examines the implementation of the 1996 national welfare reform act and summarizes field-research findings.
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Overview

Examines the implementation of the 1996 national welfare reform act and summarizes field-research findings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914341635
  • Publisher: Rockefeller, Nelson A. Institute of Government, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Rockefeller Institute Press Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Methodology

2. Three S's--Signals, Services, Sanctions

3. The New Political Economy of Welfare

4. New Players: The Growing Role of Employment Bureaucracies

5. Processes as Signals

6. The New Tools of Welfare

Diversion
Personal Responsibility Agreements
Sanctions
Services

7. New Distributions of Power: Reform and Second-Order Devolution

Recipients of New Power--Diverse, Complex and Often Nonprofit

8. Varieties of Welfare Cultures

9. The Special Challenge of Information Systems

10. Conclusions and Implications

11. Next Steps, Targeted Research

Follow-up Research: Priority Areas
Other Areas

Appendix A: State Field Research Team Leaders

Appendix B: First-Round Report Form

About the Authors

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