Learning from Leaders: Welfare Reform, Politics and Policy in Five Midwestern States / Edition 1

Learning from Leaders: Welfare Reform, Politics and Policy in Five Midwestern States / Edition 1

by Carol S. Weissert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0914341685

ISBN-13: 9780914341680

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Rockefeller Institute Press

Discusses welfare reform in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Several Midwestern states have been leaders on welfare reform in the 1990s and have led the way for other states in implementing the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This book provides detailed analyses of the political rationales

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Overview

Discusses welfare reform in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Several Midwestern states have been leaders on welfare reform in the 1990s and have led the way for other states in implementing the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This book provides detailed analyses of the political rationales and processes that preceded the federal direction to states to dramatically alter their welfare programs and administrative systems. It discusses implementation choices as well as difficulties and successes in carrying out those choices. The book also analyzes the role of political parties, interest groups, foundations, think tanks, and academics in setting agendas and formulating policy. The book features chapters describing and analyzing welfare reform, both their development and implementation in five states—Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914341680
Publisher:
Rockefeller Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Rockefeller Institute Press Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Learning from Midwestern Leaders
Carol S. Weissert

2. Welfare Reform Meets the Devolution Revolution in Ohio
Charles F. Adams and Miriam S. Wilson

3. Kansas Carves Out a Middle Ground
Jocelyn M. Johnston and Kara Lindaman

4. Wisconsin's W-2 Program: Welfare as We Might Come to Know It?
Thomas Kaplan

5. Minnesota's Balancing Act: Boosting Work Incentives and Job Readiness While Controlling Costs
Thomas F. Luce, Jr.

6. Michigan's Welfare Reform: Generous But Tough
Carol S. Weissert

7. Concluding Comments: Welfare Reform and Governance
Thomas L. Gais

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