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The Resource Life after welfare : reform and the persistence of poverty, Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder ; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder

Life after welfare : reform and the persistence of poverty, Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder ; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder

Label
Life after welfare : reform and the persistence of poverty
Title
Life after welfare
Title remainder
reform and the persistence of poverty
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder ; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decade since President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 into law--amidst promises that it would "end welfare as we know it"--Have the reforms ending entitlements and moving toward time limits and work requirements lifted Texas families once living on welfare out of poverty, or merely stricken their names from the administrative rolls? Under welfare reform, Texas has continued with low monthly payments and demanding eligibility criteria. Many families who could receive welfare in other states do not qualify in Texas, and virtually any part-time job makes a family ineligible. In Texas, most families who leave welfare remain in or near poverty, and many are likely to return to the welfare rolls in the future. This compelling work, which follows 179 families after leaving welfare, is set against a backdrop of multiple types of data and econometric modeling. The authors' multi-method approach draws on administrative data from nine programs serving low-income families and a statewide survey of families who have left welfare. Survey data on health problems, transportation needs, and child-care issues shed light on the patterns of employment and welfare use seen in the administrative data. In their lives after welfare, the families chronicled here experience poverty even when employed; a multiplicity of barriers to employment that work to exacerbate one another; and a failing safety net of basic human services as they attempt to sustain low-wage employment."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lein, Laura
Dewey number
362.5/56809764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV98.T5
LC item number
L44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schexnayder, Deanna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Poor families
  • Public welfare
  • Poor families
Label
Life after welfare : reform and the persistence of poverty, Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder ; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in a changing welfare context -- The context for Texas poverty and welfare -- The weak (and tangled) safety net -- Making a living after welfare -- Coping with barriers to self-sufficiency -- Staying employed and off welfare -- Low-income families and TANF policies
Control code
78070932
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780292716674
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)78070932
Label
Life after welfare : reform and the persistence of poverty, Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder ; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in a changing welfare context -- The context for Texas poverty and welfare -- The weak (and tangled) safety net -- Making a living after welfare -- Coping with barriers to self-sufficiency -- Staying employed and off welfare -- Low-income families and TANF policies
Control code
78070932
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780292716674
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)78070932

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