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Author Hage, Dave
Title Reforming welfare by rewarding work : one state's successful experiment / Dave Hage
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2004
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.5 H1206 2004    AVAILABLE  -  30500101315888
Descript xix, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-210) and index
Welfare 101 : a new approach to public assistance : introducing Patty, Lucille, and Meg -- Reality check (1986) : a crash course in poverty for a divided legislature -- Real life, fall 2001 : Patty leaves an abusive boyfriend, Lucille moves north for a fresh start, Meg abandons her dream of medical school -- Remaking welfare (1987-1994) : making work pay -- Real life, winter 2001-2002 : Meg chooses school over a dead-end job, Patty fights for child support, Lucille pursues her GED -- A new federal challenge (1997) : the Personal Responsibility Act threatens Minnesota's innovations -- Real life, spring 2002 : Lucille escapes a violent neighborhood, surgery for her boys sidetracks Meg, Patty's choice: mother or breadwinner -- Making welfare work (1998-2000) : Minnesota attracts national attention -- Real life, summer 2002 : Patty becomes engaged, Lucille returns south to care for her mother, Meg is back on track -- The limits of Welfare reform (2000-2001) : when work isn't the answer -- Real life, fall 2002 : Lucille wins disability benefits, Patty goes back to square one, Meg finds the perfect job -- Unfinished business : what the nation can learn from Minnesota's experiment
Subject Public welfare -- Minnesota
Welfare recipients -- Minnesota -- Case studies
Welfare recipients -- Employment -- Minnesota -- Case studies
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