American Poverty in a New Era of Reform

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M.E. Sharpe, 2006 - Political Science - 252 pages
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This new edition of American Poverty in a New Era of Reform provides a comprehensive examination of the extent, causes, effects, and costs of American poverty nearly ten years after the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. The author includes the most current available demographic, budget, evaluation, and program data to evaluate the impact of this sweeping legislation on federal and state policies, as well as on poverty populations. This revised edition takes into account the economic slowdown that took place in 2001 through 2003. It examines the state decisions about how to implement PRWORA, and how changes have affected the poverty population and overall welfare system. The author identifies the positive implications of welfare reform along with problems that must be addressed. New features for this edition include an appendix of Internet sources and state-by-state tables of poverty rates.
 

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Rodgers (political science, Univ. of Houston), the well-regarded author of a multitude of writings on poverty and social welfare programs, examines results of the welfare reform plan that was enacted ... Read full review

Contents

American Poverty
3
How Many Americans Are Poor?
12
The American Poor
27
and Older 2002
41
Why Are People Poor in America?
57
Ending Welfare as We Know It
77
State Welfare Plans Under PRWORA
107
The American Welfare System
130
The Impact of Welfare Reform
167
Presence and Age of Children 19802002
173
Refining American Social Welfare Policy
202
Appendix A Internet Sources
217
References
223
Index
241
About the Author
253
Copyright

Programs by Form of Aid 19682002
137

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Page 224 - Source: US National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report); and unpublished data.

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University of Houston

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