Paper pub. date
January 2002
ISBN 9780871143013 (paperback)
6 x 9 inches, 368 pages. B&W illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

Work, Welfare, and Politics

Confronting Poverty in the Wake of Welfare Reform

Sandra Morgen, Margaret Hallock, Joan Acker, and Frances Fox Piven
Copublished by University of Oregon Press.

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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Sandra Morgen (1950-2016) was professor of anthropology at University of Oregon.

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Margaret Hallock is the founding director of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon and a former faculty member in the Department of Economics at UO.

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Joan Acker (1924-2016) was a sociologist, researcher, writer, and educator. In 1973, she founded the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon

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Frances Fox Piven is an internationally renowned social scientist, scholar, and activist. She is Distinguished Professor Emerita at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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