Working Under the Safety Net: Policy and Practice with the New American Poor

Working Under the Safety Net: Policy and Practice with the New American Poor

by Steve Burghardt, Michael Fabricant
     
 

Working Under the Safety Net focuses on groups most affected by changes in welfare state policy over the last decade — the homeless, the hungry, the elderly, Black single mothers, the physically disabled and the new unemployed. The authors analyse the policy debate surrounding the needs of each group, synthesize the policy debate and distil the practical and

Overview

Working Under the Safety Net focuses on groups most affected by changes in welfare state policy over the last decade — the homeless, the hungry, the elderly, Black single mothers, the physically disabled and the new unemployed. The authors analyse the policy debate surrounding the needs of each group, synthesize the policy debate and distil the practical and organizational lessons into a new and exciting framework.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803927001
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1987
Series:
SAGE Human Services Guides Series, #47
Pages:
184

Meet the Author

Steve Burghardt, Ph D, is professor of social work at the Hunter College School of Social Work and partner of the Leadership Transformation Group, is a recognized expert on community organizing, democratic leadership, and popular education. He has taught, trained, consulted, and organized with both grass roots community groups and large scale public agencies on new models of practice throughout his career. The author of seven other books and numerous articles, he has won numerous awards for his teaching on community organizing through popular education, political economy of social welfare, and theories of social change.

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