Welfare Restructuring in Suburban New York

Welfare Restructuring in Suburban New York

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In 1996 radical welfare legislation dismantled the U.S. welfare program that began in 1935, and created a temporary assistance program that drastically reduced the rolls. A defining feature of the legislation was devolution, the shifting of welfare provisioning from the federal government to states, private entities and individuals, thus creating a complex pattern of state programs with diverse regulations. Time limits, work mandates and sanctions force recipients of welfare into low-paid jobs; those remaining receive meager benefits in exchange for welfare program compliance.One view holds that poor people in core countries are invisible and irrelevant and deems their unskilled, manual labor as ... have been targeted as sources of cheap labor for the growing service sector (Piven 1998; Susser 1997a; Peck 2001).

Title:Welfare Restructuring in Suburban New York
Author:Terese Lawinski
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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