American Poverty in a New Era of Reform

By Harrell R. Rodgers Jr. | Go to book overview

Copyright © 2000 by M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher, M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk, New York 10504.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Rogers Harrell R.

American poverty in a new era of reform / by Harrell R. Rodgers Jr.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-7656-0625-9 (cloth: alk. paper)--ISBN 0-7656-0626-7 (pbk.: alk paper)

1. Poverty-- United States. 2. Poor--United States. 3. Public welfare--United States. I. Title.

HC110.P6R638 2000

362.5'0973--dc21 99-086079

CIP

Printed in the United States of America

The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z 39.48-1984.

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BM (c) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

BM (p) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables and Figures vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - How Many Americans Are Poor? 9
  • 3 - The American Poverty Population 25
  • 4 - Why Are People Poor in America? 63
  • 5 - The American Welfare System 83
  • 6 - Reform: Ending Welfare as We Know It 131
  • 7 - State Welfare Plans Under PRWORA 155
  • 8 - Early Evidence on the Impact of The 1996 Welfare Reform 177
  • 9 - Refining American Social Welfare Policy 205
  • References 217
  • Index 231
  • About the Author *
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