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Morgen, Sandra
Stretched thin : poor families, welfare work, and welfare reform / Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt
Alternate Title Poor families, welfare work, and welfare reform
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV98.O7 M67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Oregon. Adult and Family Services Division
Subject(s) Public welfare -- Oregon
Public welfare administration -- Oregon
Welfare recipients -- Oregon
Poor families -- Oregon
Social workers -- Oregon
Subject United States. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Physical Description xvi, 238 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-232) and index
Contents Introduction : questioning the success of welfare reform -- History and political economy of welfare in the United States and Oregon -- Velvet gloves, iron fists, and rose-colored glasses : welfare administrators and the official story of welfare restructuring -- Doing the work of welfare : enforcing "self-sufficiency" on the front lines -- Negotiating neoliberal ideology and "on the ground" reality in welfare work -- The other side of the desk : client experiences and perspectives on welfare restructuring -- Life after welfare : the costs of low-wage employment -- Conclusion : reforming welfare "reform."
Alternate Author Acker, Joan
Weigt, Jill Michele, 1967-

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