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Fragile Families, Fragile Solutions A History of Supportive Services for Families in Poverty

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ISBN-10: 023110667X

ISBN-13: 9780231106672

Edition: 1999

Authors: Robert Halpern

List price: $35.00
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How has America's social welfare network benefited families living in poverty? In what ways has it failed to provide for their needs? The system of social welfare in the United States has been in place for most of this century-and although it has had lasting impact on the lives of many people in need, it is far from perfect in its handling of the nation's poor. Fragile Families, Fragile Solutions presents a historical perspective on one of the central components of the U.S. social welfare network-family services-and provides a unique look at the advances this service network has achieved, problems it has confronted, and where it is likely to go in the future. Beginning with an exploration…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/25/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
The Emergence of Supportive Social Services
Formative Strands: Settlements, Casework, and Mothers'
Aid Trial by Fire
The Quiet Before the Next Storm Service
Reform as a War on Poverty Developments in Aid to Families with Dependent Children
The 1970s: Struggle for Renewal in a Shifting Environment Retrenchment Without Renewal New Paradigms, Old Problems Where to From Here?