Poverty in America: The Welfare Dilemma

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INDEX
Aaron, Henry J., 140, 175, 180, 189-90, 206
AB. See Aid to the Blind
Abel-Smith, Brian, 241
Abrahamse, Allan F., 151
Act of Enclosure ( 1531): under Henry VIII, 62-63
Actor acted upon concept, 39
Adams, Julius J., 23
Aday, Lu Ann, 235
Addams, Jane, 271
AFDC. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Affirmative action, 21, 127; and negation of equal opportunity, 128-29
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 5-6, 11, 14, 131, 133-150, 289; administration of, 156, 168-69; and chronic dependency, 139-40; clientele image, 171; clientele transfer to Supplementary Security Income, 221-22; compared to General Assistance, 99 (table); compared to other programs, 146; compared to Supplementary Security Income, 99 (table); consequences of elimination, 190; description of, 96-97; effect of regulations, 147-50; eligibility process, 158-62; and employment/earnings relationship, 193-94; expansion of, 86, 97, 134- 35, 137-39; and fraud, 159-60; grant size disparities, 154-56; grant structure, 156-58; job requirement, 334; legal constraints against, 157; original purpose, 136, 170; original recipients, 85; percentage of welfare outlays, 134; proposals to eliminate, 197; purpose of regulations, 168; recipient employment potential, 317-18; recipients, 117-18; size of, 133-34; and stigma, 115; transformation of, 136-39, 171-79; as uncentralized, 75; and work disincentives, 169
Aid to the Blind (AB), 80; and budget items, 95; decreased use of, 86; federalization of, 131; purpose of, 85
Aid to the Totally Disabled (ATD), 80; decreased use of, 86; federalization of, 131; purpose of, 85
Albrecht, James W., 190
Allen, Henry L., 150
Allport, Gordon: Becoming, 311
Almsgiving, 62; among medieval priests, 61
Almshouse, 76-77
America, colonial. See Colonial America
American Civil Liberties Union, 295
American Conservative Union (ACU): income maintenance proposal, 205
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers, 214
American Indian: and economic mobil-

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Sociology Series Editor: Don Martindale ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgements iv
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • PROGRAMS AND BILLS xv
  • 1 - The Parameters of Poverty 3
  • References 48
  • 2 - Poor Law and the Poor 57
  • References 88
  • 3 - Programs of Public Assistance and Social Insurance in America 91
  • References 129
  • 4 - Social Interventions Against Poverty 131
  • References 181
  • 5 - Income Maintenance Proposals and the Question of Poverty 188
  • References 227
  • 6 - Medical Services for the Poor 232
  • References 266
  • 7 - Housing Assistance 271
  • References 305
  • 8 - Work, Education, and Poverty in America 309
  • References 363
  • POSTSCRIPT 369
  • References 375
  • Bibliography 377
  • Index 399
  • Vita 419
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