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.
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