Click & Collect
from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas
delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders over £25 Order in time for Christmas 16th December by 3pm 2nd Class |
19th December by 3pm 1st Class
Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours after you order*
So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?: Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and its Reform (Paperback)
  • So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?: Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and its Reform (Paperback)
zoom

So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?: Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and its Reform (Paperback)

(author)
£29.99
Paperback Published: 06/02/2006
  • Not available

Currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This down-to-earth look at the welfare system provides readers with stories from welfare recipients themselves and from those who recently left welfare for work: how they got onto welfare, what the reality of welfare (and welfare reform) is for them, issues in raising their families, their plans, hopes, and dreams are for the future, and some of the struggles they face as they try to leave the welfare system. Welfare recipients who were interviewed by the author in Florida and Oregon share their perspectives on work requirements, family caps, time limits, and other features of the new welfare reform (TANF) program. They discuss the importance of a livable wage and health insurance in providing the needed security to leave welfare for good. These qualitative interviews are theoretically grounded, and supplemented with up-to-date statewide and national data on welfare reform and its consequences. The author says, "Underneath the political rhetoric and welfare statistics are real live human beings who are trying to make sense out of their lives." Their voices provide a crucial counterpoint to the politicians and policy "experts" who have shaped the policy reform initiative. They show us that the so-called welfare problem is related to the insecurity of low-tier work in the United States.

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780205487394
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 235 x 178 x 12 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

You may also be interested in...

What's Tha Up To?
Added to basket
Enemies
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Three Cups Of Tea
Added to basket
Undercover
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dead Aid
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Big Boys' Rules
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The File
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Understand Counselling
Added to basket
Damaged
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Cut
Added to basket
Cut
£8.99
Paperback
Proactive Child Protection and Social Work
Added to basket
Voices from the Asylum
Added to basket
The Pocket Guide to Therapy
Added to basket
Person-Centred Counselling in Action
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.