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In the Shadow of the Poorhouse

In the Shadow of the Poorhouse - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0465032105

Cover of In the Shadow of the Poorhouse REV 96 (ISBN 978-0465032105)
ISBN13: 978-0465032105
ISBN10: 0465032109
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 96
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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In the Shadow of the Poorhouse - REV 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465032105

Michael B. Katz

ISBN13: 978-0465032105
ISBN10: 0465032109
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 96
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

In this history, Katz explores the roots of our ambivalence toward welfare and the welfare state, revealing the patterns which have recurred from era to era and which continue to frustrate reformers to this day. From the poorhouse era to the New Deal, from the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare, Katz provides the long perspective so often missing from the debates over "ending welfare as we know it." And this tenth anniversary edition contains an expanded introduction and a new concluding chapter, bringing the story to the present and analyzing the politics that lie behind the welfare reform act of 1996.

This controversial history of welfare in America argues that government must be the source of social progress.

Author Bio

Katz, Michael B. : University of Pennsyvania

Michael B. Katz is the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books on social policy in America, including The Underserving Poor and Improving Poor People.

Table of Contents

The Poorhouse Era
The Origins and Failure of the Poorhouse Poverty
Outdoor Relief
The Theory and Practice of Scientific Charity
The Transformation of the Poorhouse
Building The Semi-Welfare State
Saving Children
Reorganizing Cities
Reorganizing the Labor Market
Reorganizing the Nation
From The War On Poverty To The War On Welfare
The War on Poverty and the Expansion of Social Welfare
The War on Welfare