Social Capital and Welfare Reform by Jo Anne Schneider
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Social Capital and Welfare Reform
By Jo Anne Schneider

Social Capital and Welfare Reform

Organizations, Congregations, and Communities

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Social Capital and Welfare Reform by Jo Anne Schneider

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In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of welfare policy. Schneider draws on her rich and nuanced ethnographic studies of Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Kenosha, Wisconsin to clarify the role of social capital for both individuals and institutions. She shows that the social relationships and patterns of trust that enable people to gain access to resources like government services, organization funding, and jobs are crucial in helping families achieve their goals. Schneider examines the complex ways in which social capital functions in conjunction with economic, human, and cultural capital, and explores social capital dynamics among government, nonprofits, and congregations that together provide the welfare support system. Social Capital and Welfare Reform is compulsory reading for researchers and students in social work, sociology, anthropology, public policy, education, community psychology, social psychiatry, and non-profit and public administration as well as policy makers interested in welfare reform, poverty, and nonprofits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231126519
ISBN-10: 0231126514
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jo Anne Schneider

Jo Anne Schneider, Ph.D. (Anthropology, Temple University), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She has written numerous articles and papers on welfare reform, churches, and communities and administered welfare-to-work programs for six years.

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