The Resource From welfare to workfare: : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt, (ebook)

From welfare to workfare: : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt, (ebook)

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From welfare to workfare: : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965
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From welfare to workfare:
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the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965
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Jennifer Mittelstadt
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eng
Summary
In 1996, Democratic president Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress "ended welfare as we know it" and trumpeted "workfare" as a dramatic break from the past. But, in fact, workfare was not new. Jennifer Mittelstadt locates the roots of the 1996 welfare reform many decades in the past, arguing that women, work, and welfare were intertwined concerns of the liberal welfare state beginning just after World War II.Mittelstadt examines the dramatic reform of Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) from the 1940s through the 1960s, demonstrating that in this often misunderstood period, national policy makers did not overlook issues of poverty, race, and women's role in society. Liberals' public debates and disagreements over welfare, however, caused unintended consequences, she argues, including a shift toward conservatism. Rather than leaving ADC as an income support program for needy mothers, reformers recast it as a social services program aimed at "rehabilitating" women from "dependence" on welfare to "independence," largely by encouraging them to work. Mittelstadt reconstructs the ideology, implementation, and consequences of rehabilitation, probing beneath its surface to reveal gendered and racialized assumptions about the welfare poor and broader societal concerns about poverty, race, family structure, and women's employment
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Midwest
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1970-
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Mittelstadt, Jennifer
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362.71/3/097309045
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and American culture
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  • Aid to families with dependent children programs
  • Poor women
  • Welfare recipients
  • Public welfare
  • Electronic books
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adult
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From welfare to workfare: : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807876435
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720484
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remote
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11720484
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MWT11720484
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
From welfare to workfare: : the unintended consequences of liberal reform, 1945-1965, Jennifer Mittelstadt, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876435
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720484
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720484
System control number
MWT11720484
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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