Coupon
The Human Cost of Welfare : How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Help
by Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers and Jonathan Rauch


Overview -

Unlike other books on welfare, this one draws on the stories of more than 100 welfare recipients who are trapped in a system that keeps them underemployed and unemployed. The authors present case studies that show that being a part of a welfare program can actively result in the recipient having to limit their job efforts for fear of losing government assistance.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $48.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 3 copies from $52.69
 
eBook
Retail Price: $48.00
$36.15

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

 
 
 

More About The Human Cost of Welfare by Phil Harvey; Lisa Conyers; Jonathan Rauch
 
 
 
Overview

Unlike other books on welfare, this one draws on the stories of more than 100 welfare recipients who are trapped in a system that keeps them underemployed and unemployed. The authors present case studies that show that being a part of a welfare program can actively result in the recipient having to limit their job efforts for fear of losing government assistance. The book examines all major U.S. welfare systems, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, SNAP, Medicaid, and others.

The authors begin by exploring the nation's basic poverty issues and examining the relationship between work and happiness. Next, they zero in on specific welfare programs, reporting both on their dollar costs and on the ways that they fail enrollees. The book then concludes with strategies for addressing the shortcomings of the current U.S. welfare system. This book is appropriate for readers interested in public policy, government programs, welfare, and cultural shifts in America. It adds a new perspective to the existing body of welfare scholarship by systematically assessing the impact of welfare on the receivers themselves.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781440845345
  • ISBN-10: 1440845344
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 206
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Political Science > Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Books > Social Science > Poverty

 
BAM Customer Reviews