From Welfare to Workfare

From Welfare to Workfare

In 1996, Democratic president Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress "ended welfare as we know it" and trumpeted "workfare" as a dramatic break from the past. But, in fact, workfare was not new. Jennifer Mittelstadt locates the roots of the 1996 welfare reform many decades in the past, arguing that women, work, and welfare were intertwined concerns of the liberal welfare state beginning just after World War II.

Mittelstadt examines the dramatic reform… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Collection: Gender and American Culture

Page count: 288 pages

Language: English


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