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Welfare reform
Seefeldt, Kristin S.
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Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2002]

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xi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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After reprinting the issue of the CQ Researcher that summarizes current policy debate surrounding welfare reform (originally published in August, 2001), additional material is presented in three sections exploring politics and policy in the United States, the role of domestic businesses and non-profit organizations, and related international issues. The section on policy and politics pays particular attention to the variations at the state and local levels, often summarizing the experiences of individual states. Similarly, the section on organizations offers brief sketches of important businesses and organizations that have affected the debates. The international section focuses mostly on the experiences of developed European nations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

Ann Chih Lin (editor) is associate professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Publicy at the University of Michigan.
Kristin S. Seefeldt (author) is a researcher at the University of Michigan's Poverty Research and Training Center

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
1. Issues, Viewpoints, and Trends / The CQ Researcher Welfare Reform Updatep. 1
The Issuesp. 1
Backgroundp. 17
Current Situationp. 25
Outlookp. 35
Notesp. 40
Bibliographyp. 43
2. Politics and Policyp. 54
Welfare and Welfare Reform: 1930s-1990sp. 54
State Implementation of the Welfare Reformp. 66
Delivery of Welfare Services Under TANFp. 85
Looking Toward the Future: Possible Emerging Policy Issuesp. 90
Notesp. 96
3. Businesses and Nonprofit Organizationsp. 102
The Role of Businesses in Welfare Reformp. 103
The Ups and Downs of For-Profits in Welfare Reformp. 105
Business Involvement as Employersp. 110
Nonprofit Organizationsp. 113
What Next for Businesses and Nonprofits in Welfare Reform?p. 130
Notesp. 132
4. International Implicationsp. 137
The Development of Social Welfare Systemsp. 138
Models of Welfare Statesp. 140
Privatization and the Delivery of Welfare Services in Europep. 145
Economic Change and the European Welfare Systemp. 147
Conclusionp. 152
Notesp. 153
Appendixp. 159
Further Research and Chronologyp. 161
Bibliography of Print Sourcesp. 161
Bibliography of Internet Sourcesp. 162
Bibliography of Other Mediap. 162
Chronologyp. 163
Facts, Policies, and Commentaryp. 165
California and the Wisconsin Welfare Waivers Experimentsp. 165
Examples of State Work First Policiesp. 166
Challenges with Welfare Privatization Policiesp. 168
Charles Murray and Losing Groundp. 170
Long-Awaited Welfare Proposal Would Make Gradual Changesp. 171
Reconciliation: GOP Produces Welfare Agreement, Urges Clinton to Sign Onp. 177
Welfare: Conference Report Highlightsp. 180
Presidential Veto Message: Welfare-to-Work Provisions Cited in Veto of Overhaulp. 182
GOP Prepares to Act on Governors' Planp. 184
Clinton's Changing Welfare Viewsp. 187
Presidential News Conference: Clinton Says Welfare Bill Is a 'Real Step Forward'p. 189
Special Report/Social Policy--Issue: Welfarep. 198
Provisions: Welfare Overhaul Lawp. 199
Parties Differ Over Success of '96 Welfare Lawp. 228
As Welfare Caseloads Decline, Parties Disagree Over Whether to Reach Out or Cut Backp. 228
Welfare Overhaul's Next Wavep. 231
Primary Documentsp. 239
Selected Sections of Family Support Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-485)p. 239
Selected Sections of Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193)p. 250
Selected Sections of the Personal Responsibility Act (Welfare Reform) as found in the "Contract with America"p. 254
Supreme Court Decision in Saenz v. Roep. 259
Indexp. 263