Just don't get sick: access to health care in the aftermath of welfare reform

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Rutgers University Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 211 pages

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Karen Seccombe is the Director of the Center for Public Health Studies and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University and her MSW in health and social welfare policy from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of vulnerable families, including poor families and those leaving welfare for work. She has research articles published in The Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Relations, Journal of Family Issues, and Gender & Society. She is the author of ASo You Think I Drive a Cadillac?A Welfare RecipientsA Perspectives on the System and its Reform. Karen is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, the American Sociological Association, and the Pacific Sociological Association, where she has held a number of elected offices. She has won the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award while a faculty member at the University of Florida. Her current research, a three-year study funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, investigates the effects of welfare reform on the access to health care among families leaving welfare.