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Overview

After reprinting the issue of the CQ Researcher that summarizes current policy debate surrounding welfare reform (originally published in August, 2001), additional material is presented in three sections exploring politics and policy in the United States, the role of domestic businesses and non-profit organizations, and related international issues. The section on policy and politics pays particular attention to the variations at the state and local levels, often summarizing the experiences of individual states. Similarly, the section on organizations offers brief sketches of important businesses and organizations that have affected the debates. The international section focuses mostly on the experiences of developed European nations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568026602
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Vital Issues Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
1. Issues, Viewpoints, and Trends / The CQ Researcher Welfare Reform Update 1
The Issues 1
Background 17
Current Situation 25
Outlook 35
Notes 40
Bibliography 43
2. Politics and Policy 54
Welfare and Welfare Reform: 1930s-1990s 54
State Implementation of the Welfare Reform 66
Delivery of Welfare Services Under TANF 85
Looking Toward the Future: Possible Emerging Policy Issues 90
Notes 96
3. Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations 102
The Role of Businesses in Welfare Reform 103
The Ups and Downs of For-Profits in Welfare Reform 105
Business Involvement as Employers 110
Nonprofit Organizations 113
What Next for Businesses and Nonprofits in Welfare Reform? 130
Notes 132
4. International Implications 137
The Development of Social Welfare Systems 138
Models of Welfare States 140
Privatization and the Delivery of Welfare Services in Europe 145
Economic Change and the European Welfare System 147
Conclusion 152
Notes 153
Appendix 159
Further Research and Chronology 161
Bibliography of Print Sources 161
Bibliography of Internet Sources 162
Bibliography of Other Media 162
Chronology 163
Facts, Policies, and Commentary 165
California and the Wisconsin Welfare Waivers Experiments 165
Examples of State Work First Policies 166
Challenges with Welfare Privatization Policies 168
Charles Murray and Losing Ground 170
Long-Awaited Welfare Proposal Would Make Gradual Changes 171
Reconciliation: GOP Produces Welfare Agreement, Urges Clinton to Sign On 177
Welfare: Conference Report Highlights 180
Presidential Veto Message: Welfare-to-Work Provisions Cited in Veto of Overhaul 182
GOP Prepares to Act on Governors' Plan 184
Clinton's Changing Welfare Views 187
Presidential News Conference: Clinton Says Welfare Bill Is a 'Real Step Forward' 189
Special Report/Social Policy--Issue: Welfare 198
Provisions: Welfare Overhaul Law 199
Parties Differ Over Success of '96 Welfare Law 228
As Welfare Caseloads Decline, Parties Disagree Over Whether to Reach Out or Cut Back 228
Welfare Overhaul's Next Wave 231
Primary Documents 239
Selected Sections of Family Support Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-485) 239
Selected Sections of Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193) 250
Selected Sections of the Personal Responsibility Act (Welfare Reform) as found in the "Contract with America" 254
Supreme Court Decision in Saenz v. Roe 259
Index 263
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