By framing the dilemma in American politics in terms of helping the poor or reducing dependency, this book examines the question of what government assistance can do. It explains why some people believe that focusing on dependency moves us away from the real problem of welfare reform.
Table of Contents
Dilemmas in American Politics -- Dedication -- Acronyms -- Preface -- Introduction: Why Is Welfare a Dilemma for American Politics? -- A Brief History of Welfare in the United States -- Welfare Reform in the Policymaking Process -- Welfare Policy in American Politics: From Rhetoric to Reform -- Implementation and Beyond: The Present and Future of Welfare Reform -- Discussion Questions