Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty

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U of Minnesota Press, 1995 - Social Science - 242 pages
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It has been suggested that policy analysis has come to serve the needs of the state at the expense of the citizens. This book offers a critique of how welfare policy is analyzed and set in the USA, illustrating that how we study issues affects what ultimately gets done about them.
  

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Contents

Suffer in Silence
3
Discourses of Dependency
20
Inverting Political Economy Perspective Position
38
BottomUp Discourse
59
Home Economists as the Real Economists
77
Rewriting Social Policy History
98
The Real Uses of a False Dichotomy
123
Industrial Welfare Policy Meets Postindustrial Poverty
162
Notes
181
Index
231
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