Safety Net: Welfare and Social Security, 1929-1979

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1. This Business of Relief
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Galbraith, The Great Crash, 88-90, 168, 174; Morison, The Oxford History of the American People, 941-944; Morris, Encyclopedia of American History, 751; Geddes, "Trends in Relief Expenditures, 1910-1935"; Bernstein, History of the American Worker, 59; Smiley, "Recent Unemployment Rate Estimates for the 1920s and 1930s,"488.
2.
Schlesinger, The Age of Roosevelt, I, Crisis of the Old Order, 77-89, 163-64; Brandes, "Hoover, Herbert Clark," in Dictionary of American Biography, supp. 7, 357-360; Morison, Oxford History of the American People, 945; Burner, Herbert C. Hoover: A Public Life, 248; Wilson, Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive, 137-138, 142.
3.
Burner, Hoover, 259-261; Brown, Public Relief, 68-73; Schlesinger, Crisis of the Old Order, 235-238.
4.
Schlesinger, Crisis of the Old Order, 224.
5.
Galbraith, The Great Crash, 77, 173-174, 177; Link et al., The American People: A History, II, 731-732.
6.
Coll, Perspectives in Public Welfare: A History, chaps. 2, 4; Lubove, Professional Altruist, 108-117. Cities without public outdoor relief, which represented ten out of twenty-one with a population over 200,000, were New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Baltimore, San Francisco, New Orleans, Washington, Kansas City, and Louisville. Coll, Public Welfare, 58n.
7.
Brown, Public Relief, 14, 28, 277-278; Lurie, "The Drift to Public Relief," 214-219.
8.
Brown, Public Relief, 3-4, 13-14, is more critical of the poor laws and poor law administration. My own conclusions were reached after reviewing a great many of the reports cited by Brown, pp. 483-485, as well as additional ones. A bibliography of these sources, covering some fifteen states in all, is available in Coll files.
9.
Clague, Seventeenth-Century Poor Relief in the Twentieth Century, 5. This pub-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - This Business of Relief 1
  • 2 - From the Cradle to the Grave 34
  • 3 - Planning Welfare Programs 54
  • 4 - The Unsettling Question 80
  • 5 - An Orphan Program 103
  • 6 - The Main Stem 124
  • 7 - The Safety Net 149
  • 8 - The Welfare Mess 176
  • 9 - More Than a Salvage Operation 205
  • 10 - Workfare 239
  • 11 - Welfare Reform 257
  • 12 - To End Welfare as We Know it 277
  • Notes 289
  • Bibliography 319
  • Index 331
  • About the Author 348
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