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Lost Ground: Welfare Reform, Poverty, and Beyond

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In the mid-1980s, the popularity of Charles Murray's anti-welfare treatise Losing Ground signaled the rising influence of the right-wing critique of welfare. In Lost Ground: Welfare Reform, Poverty and Beyond, a respected array of social scientists buck the conservative trend established by Murray and his cohorts, exposing welfare reform as a sham and positing new strategi ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by South End Press (first published 2002)
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Good basic information about welfare and poverty with contributions from some really wonderful authors, but does it does not go very in-depth. It would be an excellent introduction to the issues surrounding welfare reform for newcomers to poverty research or activists looking for practical information. As a contribution to my dissertation, however, it was less helpful.
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