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Title:
The welfare industry : functionaries and recipients in public aid
Author:
Street, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
199 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803912274

9780803912281
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Takes sociological stock of American poverty and the efforts at reform in the 1960s and early 70s, focusing on urban public assistance and on efforts to improve the system -- particularly efforts that were pursued in the name of poor persons themselves.

′A well-organized but varied collection of research efforts to support the argument that two processes -- bureaucratization and professionalization -- alter poverty. The authors, eminently qualified in the sociological arena, conclude that transformation rather than elimination of poverty is the net effect of such an analysis...support for some intriguing notions with respect to professional behavior...′ -- Choice, Vol 17 No 2, April 1980


Summary

Takes sociological stock of American poverty and the efforts at reform in the 1960s and early 70s, focusing on urban public assistance and on efforts to improve the system -- particularly efforts that were pursued in the name of poor persons themselves.

′A well-organized but varied collection of research efforts to support the argument that two processes -- bureaucratization and professionalization -- alter poverty. The authors, eminently qualified in the sociological arena, conclude that transformation rather than elimination of poverty is the net effect of such an analysis...support for some intriguing notions with respect to professional behavior...′ -- Choice, Vol 17 No 2, April 1980