The Welfare State Nobody Knows: Debunking Myths about U.S. Social Policy
"The Welfare State Nobody Knows" challenges a number of myths and half-truths about U.S. social policy. The American welfare state is supposed to be a pale imitation of "true" welfare states in Europe and Canada. Christopher Howard argues that the American welfare state is in fact larger, more popular, and more dynamic than commonly believed. Nevertheless, poverty and ineq...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published November 13th 2006 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2006)
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“The Welfare State Nobody Knows” provides a behind the scenes look at the vast embrace of the American welfare network. Author Christopher Howard lays out an extensive study of the breadth and nature of the U. S. system and how it compares to those of other countries. He makes the point that the American system is larger and more strongly supported than is commonly believed. He explains how it includes, not only aid to the poor, but many benefits to the middle class and even the wealthy. Medicar...more