Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty

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Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty

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Publication Date

2019

Abstract

While the United States continues to recover from the 2008 Great Recession, the country still faces unprecedented inequality as increasing numbers of poor families struggle to get by with little assistance from the government. Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty offers a grounded look at how states and the federal government provide assistance to poor people. With chapters covering everything from welfare reform to recent efforts by states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, the book avoids unnecessary jargon and instead focuses on how programs operate in practice. This timely work should be read by anyone who cares about poverty, rising inequality, and the relationship between state, local, and federal levels of government.

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9781108631662

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty

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