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Poverty And Social Welfare In The United States

By Donald Tomaskovic-devey Copyright 1988
    269 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book was born of the author’s surprise and excitement at the sheer volume of academic work on poverty and social welfare being reported at sociological conferences around the United States in 1985 and 1986. Teachers may wish to use this book in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses to introduce students to current debates about po

    Preface -- Poverty and Social Welfare in the United States -- The Poverty Population and Poverty Generation: Sex, Race, and Labor Market Structure -- The Feminization of Poverty: Nature, Causes, and a Partial Cure -- Unmarried Women in a Patriarchal Society: Impoverishment and Access to Health Care Across the Life-Cycle -- Local Labor Market Structure and the Poverty Vulnerability of Black and White Women in Large Metropolitan Areas -- Industrial Structure, Relative Labor Power, and Poverty Rates -- Ideology, Social Research, and the Welfare System -- A Test of the New Structural Critique of the Welfare State -- Fighting Poverty by Reducing Dependency: The Dilemma of Policy Assumptions -- The Dynamics of Welfare Use: How Long and How Often? -- Health and Poverty in Single-Parent Families: The Consequences of Federal Policy Change1 -- Politics and Social Welfare Policy -- Ideology and Welfare Reform Under the Reagan Administration -- Poverty, Policy, and Politics: Implications of the Research Findings for Social Welfare Action


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