Selling Welfare Reform

Selling Welfare Reform

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform, Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare Reform chronicles how entrepreneurial efforts ranging from front-line caseworkers to high-level administrators set the pace for restructuring a resistant bureaucracy. At the heart of this remarkable institutional transformation is a market-centered approach to human services that re-framed the definition of success to include diversion from the present system, de-emphasis of legal protections and behavioral conditioning of poor parents to accommodate employers. Ridzi draws a compelling portrait of how welfare staff and their clients negotiate the complexities of the low wage labor market in an age of global competition, exposing the realities of how the new qcommon senseq of poverty is affecting the lives of poor and vulnerable Americans.That guide provides the information needed to document welfare racist practices. a€ Cazanave and Neubeck ... See the National Welfare Rights Organization ( NWRO) in Gilliom 2001:110; also Burton 1991 and Kingfisher 2001. 106. Fraser 1990anbsp;...

Title:Selling Welfare Reform
Author:Frank Ridzi
Publisher:NYU Press - 2009-05-01


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming