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Work, Welfare, and Politics

Confronting Poverty in the Wake of Welfare Reform

Frances Fox Piven, Joan Acker, Margaret Hallock and Sandra Morgen

Copublished by University of Oregon Press.

6 × 9 inches. B&W illustrations. Bibliography. Index. 368 pages.

2002. ISBN 978-0-87114-301-3. Paperback, $27.95.

This book sheds much-needed light on the ideology and impacts of recent welfare reform legislation. Noted scholars, advocates, and policy makers explore the issues currently facing legislators, including welfare-to-work policies, daycare, and job training. From politics and social control to families and childcare, this volume is comprehensive in scope and offers concrete suggestions for authentic welfare reform.

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