A Poverty of Imagination: Bootstrap Capitalism, Sequel to Welfare Reform

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
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Tracing the roots of recent US reforms to the early days of the war on poverty, this work describes a social welfare system grown inept, corrupt, and susceptible to conservative redesign. It focuses on the economic barriers impeding movement out of poverty into the American mainstream.
 

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Contents

The End of Welfare
3
TABLES
13
The Old Maternalism
29
The New Paternalism
60
Welfare Behaviorism
87
Family Cap
103
The Dynamics of Welfare and Work
116
Upward Mobility
131
Strategies of Welfare Reform
144
Community Capitalism
158
Index
195
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