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When Welfare Disappears
The Case for Economic Human Rights

ISBN 9780415947800
Published March 24, 2006 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This groundbreaking new book offers a history of welfare, an accurate portrayal of welfare recipients and an understanding of the diverse characteristics of lone-mother-headed families affected by welfare reform. Through detailed research, award-winning author Kenneth J. Neubeck offers a unique comparison of other industrialized nation's welfare policies compared to ours, and presents a new argument for curtailing the end of welfare as we know it: the case for respecting economic human rights.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Combating Poverty, Respecting Economic Human Rights  2. U.S. Welfare Policy: From Supporting Motherhood to a War against the Poor  3. Building Character through Adversity: General Outcomes of Welfare Reform  4. Varieties of Little-Noticed Suffering: Deconstructing Welfare-Reliant Families  5. Combating Family Poverty: How Other Affluent Nations Are More Successful and Why This Is So  6. Establishing Respect for Economic Human Rights in the United States

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Kenneth J. Neubeck is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. The co-author of the award-winning Welfare Racism (Routledge, 2001), Professor Neubeck resides in Eugene, Oregon.