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In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

A Social History Of Welfare In America

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Regular Price $37.99 CAD

Regular Price $29.99

Regular Price $37.99 CAD

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Dec 11, 1996

Page Count

410 Pages

ISBN-13

9780465032105

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With welfare reform a burning political issue, this special anniversary edition of the classic history of welfare in America has been revised and updated to include the latest bipartisan debates on how to “end welfare as we know it.”In the Shadow of the Poorhouse examines the origins of social welfare, both public and private, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless. The book explains why such a highly criticized system persists. Katz explores the relationship between welfare and municipal reform; the role of welfare capitalism, eugenics, and social insurance in the reorganization of the labor market; the critical connection between poverty and politics in the rise of the New Deal welfare state; and how the War on Poverty of the '60s became the war on welfare of the '80s.

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