The Politics of Child Support in America

The Politics of Child Support in America

by Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Former Representative Patricia Schroeder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521824605

ISBN-13: 9780521824606

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examining the efforts of leaders in American child support, this book explores the topic of policy innovation over a 100-year period. It tracks the evolution of multiple sets of political entrepreneurs as they grapple with the child support problem: charity workers with local law enforcement in the 19th century; social workers through the 1960s; conservatives

Overview

Examining the efforts of leaders in American child support, this book explores the topic of policy innovation over a 100-year period. It tracks the evolution of multiple sets of political entrepreneurs as they grapple with the child support problem: charity workers with local law enforcement in the 19th century; social workers through the 1960s; conservatives during the 1970s; women's groups and women legislators in the 1980s; and fathers' rights groups in the 1990s and beyond. Jocelyn Elise Crowley employs methodological tools from both political science and economics to highlight key stages in the innovation process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824606
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. The limits of studying entrepreneurial episodes; 2. Child support enforcement: the current system; 3. Charity workers and local law enforcement: the beginnings of American child support policy; 4. Social workers as challenger entrepreneurs; 5. Conservatives as challenger entrepreneurs; 6. Women leaders as challenger entrepreneurs; 7. Fathers' rights groups as challenger entrepreneurs; 8. Innovation and the vibrancy of American entrepreneurship.

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