Out of Reach
Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State
By (author) Scott W. Allard
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Out of Reach by Scott W. Allard
Book DescriptionSweeping changes in welfare programs since 1996 have transformed the way America cares for its poor. Today, for every dollar spent on cash welfare payments, some twenty dollars are spent on service programs targeted at the working poor--job training, adult education, child care, emergency assistance, mental health care, and other social services. This important book examines our current system and the crucial role that geography plays in the system's ability to offer help. Drawing on unique survey data from almost 1,500 faith-based and secular service organizations in three cities, Scott W. Allard examines which agencies are most accessible to poor populations and looks at the profound impact of unstable funding on assistance programs. Allard argues that the new system has become less equitable and reliable, and he concludes with practical policy recommendations that address some of the more pressing issues in improving the safety net.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300120356
(235mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott W. Allard
Reconsidering the Urban Disadvantaged: The Role of Systems, Institutions, and Organizations, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Scott W. Allard
Argues that the fewer the resources to which people have access, the more their circumstances will depend on the organizations in which they participate, the sys-tems in which these organizations operate, and the institutions governing the behaviour of both.
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Author Biography - Scott W. Allard
Scott W. Allard is associate professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
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