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
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.