"So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?": Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and Its Reform

by Karen Seccombe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205283128

ISBN-13: 9780205283125

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Discover the real voice of welfare - through thought-provoking interviews with today's welfare recipients who share their experiences with welfare and their views on its reform. Gain new perspectives on their history with the system; their plans, hopes, and dreams for the future; their perspectives on work requirements, family caps, time limits, and other features of…  See more details below

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Discover the real voice of welfare - through thought-provoking interviews with today's welfare recipients who share their experiences with welfare and their views on its reform. Gain new perspectives on their history with the system; their plans, hopes, and dreams for the future; their perspectives on work requirements, family caps, time limits, and other features of TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) - the new welfare reform program. Their voices provide a vivid counterpoint to the politicians and media who shape the welfare reform initiative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205283125
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: Putting a Face on Welfare1
2Historic and Persisting Dilemmas: How Do We Explain Poverty, and What Should We Do about It?26
3Stigma and Discrimination48
4Why Welfare?74
5Day-to-Day Living and Decision Making102
6Living and Surviving Welfare: The Importance of Family, Friends, and Formal Support125
7Insiders' Perspectives on the Welfare System151
8Getting Off Welfare180
9Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Visions of Change208
References222
Appendix234
Index243

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