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Human Cost of Welfare : How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Help (Hardcover) (Phil Harvey &

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This accessible study of the unintended consequences of the American welfare system integrates the stories and voices of 100 welfare recipients around the country, living in cities and rural areas, reservations and homeless shelters. Concentrating on government programs for food, housing, medical care, and cash assistance (such as SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Obamacare, and disability benefits), the book demonstrates the many ways in which government assistance programs encourage dependency; unlike many analyses coming to the same conclusion, this book approaches the issue from a politically liberal perspective rather than a conservative perspective. The book gives recommendations for overhauling the US welfare system, including specific recommendations for improving independence for American Indians, immigrants, and those living in Appalachia. Black and white charts throughout explain demographic statistics. The authors are affiliated with an advocacy group called the DKT Liberty Project. The book’s audience includes those in public policy, government programs, social work, and advocacy, as well as students and general readers. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Social Services + Welfare
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Phil Harvey & Lisa Conyers
Language: English
Street Date: February 25, 2016
TCIN: 50862209
UPC: 9781440845345
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2440
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