A summary of welfare reform

Lawrence M. Mead

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    IN THIS chapter I summarize both the meaning of welfare and welfare reform as political issues and the effects of reform in recent years.1 I concentrate mainly on the United States, especially the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 and its aftermath. More briefly, I also summarize the New Deal in Britain, to which some of our authors refer. I try to avoid saying anything that well-informed observers would dispute, whatever their politics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationWelfare Reform and Political Theory
    PublisherRussell Sage Foundation
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)0871545950, 9780871545886
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Mead, L. M. (2007). A summary of welfare reform. In Welfare Reform and Political Theory (pp. 10-33). Russell Sage Foundation.